Serenay Kalkan Senior Associate

Serenay has experience practicing in Wills & Estates in several jurisdictions, including Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia. She prides herself on obtaining timely and practical outcomes for her clients, and has a passion for representing the most vulnerable members of our community. Serenay believes in a personalised approach to every client and their matter and is dedicated to achieving results that benefit her clients in all aspects of their life.

Serenay’s experience includes:

Estate planning

  • Preparing simple and complex Wills.
  • Preparing testamentary trust Wills and succession planning.

Future planning

  • Preparing enduring powers of attorney/advanced care directions.
  • Preparing Appointments for Medical Treatment Decision Maker.
  • Providing advice in relation to the rights and obligations of an attorney pursuant to an enduring power of attorney.

Elder law

  • Providing advice in relation to guardianship and administration matters.
  • Initiating recovery proceedings against parties who misappropriated funds/property whilst appointed as an attorney or administrator.
  • Acting for vulnerable clients in various matters.

Estate administration

  • Obtaining grants of probate/letters of administration in Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia.
  • Administering complex estates.
  • Advising beneficiaries as to their entitlements in a Deceased estate.

Litigation

  • Family provision applications.
  • Forensic accounting and commercial disputes concerning deceased estates.
  • Investigation of misappropriation by executors/trustees.
  • Equitable estoppel claims.
  • Superannuation claims.
  • Strike-out applications in both the County and Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Issuing/defending Will validity claims involving forensic evidence.

Serenay is fluent in the Turkish language and has assisted many clients within the Turkish community. Outside of work, Serenay is a passionate soccer player and can be found on the field with her team.