Daniel Black
Daniel Black

Daniel Black

Principal Lawyer

  • Areas of Law Powers of Attorney , Probate and letters of administration , Will Disputes , Estate Planning , Contesting an estate , Defending an estate
  • Qualifications Juris Doctor
    Diploma of Financial Services
    Bachelor of Commerce

Daniel Black is a senior associate in our Wills and & Estates team. Daniel has experience assisting clients with:

  • Drafting simple and complex Wills (including Testamentary Trusts, Superannuation Proceeds Trusts, Special Disability Trusts and Capital Reserved Trusts).
  • Drafting Enduring Powers of Attorney, Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker(s), and Binding Death Benefit Nominations and/or Agreements.
  • Complex estate and farm succession planning including the use of partnerships, companies, and trusts.
  • Applications for Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration, administration of deceased estates, and Deeds of Family Arrangement.
  • Probate caveats and estate litigation including Testator’s Family Maintenance claims (Part IV claims) and equitable claims.
  • Applications to VCAT for Guardianship and/or Administration orders, and reassessments of orders.

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Recent Estate Litigation Experience
  • Semmler v Todd [2015] VSC 567; Semmler v Todd (No 2) [2015] VSC 609.
  • Re Kelsall [2016] VSC 724.
  • Re Dodson; Dodson v Dodson [2019] VSC 833.
  • Petrovska, Vesna v Morrison, John Alexander (who is sued in his capacity as executor and trustee of the estate of James Finlay Finnie, deceased) [2020] VSC 9
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  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Geelong Law Association