John Toohey Senior Consultant

John has been advising individuals, generations of families, trustee companies, schools, and charitable organisations since commencing practice in 1983. He values the development of long-term professional relationships.

He is an experienced lawyer having special expertise in assisting people with issues relating to wills, powers of attorney, probate, deceased estates, trusts and transition to supported care. He adopts a personal approach to the practice of law.

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He is a supportive, compassionate, and professional advocate who seeks practical solutions to personal issues. He listens.

“Listening to you; finding solutions”

John has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, is an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates (Law Institute of Victoria), a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.

“John Toohey has acted for us in a wide range of personal, family and estate planning matters. We have always found his advice to be practical, sensible, and very responsive to our needs.”
– John & Anna Cooper


Estate planning

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Appointments of Medical Treatment Decision Maker
  • Advanced Care Directives


  • Probate
  • Letters of Administration
  • Guardianship
  • Administration

Assisting and advising

  • Executors with administration of Deceased Estates
  • Trustees with administration of Trusts
  • Taxation in the context of deceased estates and trusts
  • Transition to supported care


Hours to suit you

We appreciate that your time is valuable, and for this reason, we are happy to offer consultations by telephone, skype, or email, to suit your needs.

You can also start the process of your Wills consultation by engaging in our interactive form online.  Initially you will be asked a series of questions about your situation and asked to nominate matters you wish to specifically address.  The second stage of our interactive form will ask you detailed questions regarding your current circumstances.  If you wish to progress and meet with one of our lawyers, those instructions will then be provided in summary to our lawyers, to ensure that your first meeting with them is meaningful.

You will not be charged for using our online form.

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