Kathy Wilson

Accredited Specialist Wills & Estates
Principal Lawyer
Phone: +61 3 8600 6041
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Kathy Wilson is the Head of our Succession & Elder Law Team. She is an accredited specialist in Wills & Estates, a qualified Trust & Estate Practitioner, an Accredited Mediator, a member of the Elder Law Committee and is the immediate past chair of the Succession Law Committee. 

Kathy has a background in property law; commercial litigation and succession law with more than 25 years experience advising in wills and succession planning; complex probate applications; asset structuring; the resolution of disputes in wills, property, estates and guardianship matters. 

Kathy is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sits on the board of Fed Square Pty Ltd, having previously served as its Chair. Fed Square Pty Ltd oversees management of Federation Square for the benefit of Victorians, interstate and international visitors.

Kathy has a keen interest in promoting legal education and regularly speaks at professional and community events with a particular focus on practical skills and advice.  Kathy is interested in legislative review and has been a member of the working parties established by the Victorian Law Reform Commission in its reviews of succession laws; guardianship laws and the forfeiture rule.

Kathy has held numerous positions relating to her practice particularly focused on educative, advisory and community aspects.  Her current professional memberships include:

  • Australian Law Council Elder & Succession Law Committee
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Law Institute of Victoria Succession Law Committee
  • Law Institute of Victoria Elder Law Committee
  • Supreme Court of Victoria Probate Users Committee
  • County Court of Victoria Family Provision Users Committee
  • Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal Guardianship List User Group
  • Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners
  • Resolution Institute
  • Institute of Legal Executives (Vic) and (Aust).

Professional awards:

  • LIV Accredited Specialist Achievement Award - 2016
  • Law Institute of Victoria - Certificate of Service
  • Institute of Legal Executives (Vic) - Life Membership