Oliver LaCaze Senior Associate

Oliver is a Senior Associate in our Wills & Estates team, and has significant experience in estate litigation, estate administration, trust disputes, VCAT guardianship list matters and succession planning. He has practiced in several jurisdictions including Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

Oliver acts for a diverse range of clients, including persons from low socio-economic backgrounds, wealthy families, and private trustee companies.  Oliver provides pragmatic legal advice to obtain timely outcomes for his clients whilst minimising stress and uncertainty. Oliver’s extensive experience, includes acting in the following types of matters:

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  • Issuing and defending family provision claims (testator family maintenance claims or part IV claims).
  • Will construction and will rectification applications.
  • Applications to have an informal Will admitted to probate.
  • Issuing and defending applications for the removal of an executor/administrator.
  • Will validity disputes.
  • Acting on behalf of litigation guardians in proceedings where a person under a disability is involved.
  • Supreme Court proceedings for judicial advice regarding the administration of the estate or the operation of a Will.
  • Issuing applications requiring an executor to bring a Will into court.

Estate Administration

  • Administering complex estates in several different States.
  • Obtaining grants of probate/letters of administration in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia.
  • Advising beneficiaries regarding their rights under a Will.

Succession Planning/ Will drafting

  • Preparing simple Wills,  complex testamentary trust Wills and succession planning.
  • Preparing enduring powers of attorney/advanced health directions.
  • Providing advice in relation to the rights and obligations of an attorney pursuant to an enduring power of attorney.
  • Trust and asset protection.

Guardianship, Administration & Elder Law

  • Acting in proceedings to recover assets on behalf of elderly clients and clients under a disability.
  • Advising in relation to enduring power of attorney disputes.
  • Advising in relation to the purchase of refundable accommodation bonds.


Oliver has since 2021 been recognised as a rising star in Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Law, in the well-regarded legal ranking directory, Doyles Guide.

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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