For over 20 years Joan has built a formidable reputation as a specialist in estate planning and administration. Dedicated to her clients and respected by their trusted advisers and her colleagues in the legal community, the foundation of Joan’s practice is knowledge, empathy, experience, a “no nonsense” attitude and an impressive capacity for hard work.
Her estate planning practice includes the preparation of wills, testamentary and family trusts, enduring powers of attorney and advance care directives. Joan’s holistic approach to estate planning and asset protection involves the use of trusts and other alternatives and ensuring superannuation issues are appropriately addressed.
Joan also provides advice and assistance in relation to all aspects of deceased estates; from the simplest and most straightforward probate application to full administration of many highly complicated and involved estates.
Joan is the chair of the Law Society’s Succession Law Committee, a lecturer at the Flinders University Practical Legal Training course, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a member of the Research and Ethics Committee of St Andrew’s Hospital, a Board member of Ngeringa Arts and of another prescribed private foundation, and a member of the Disciplinary Tribunal of Tennis SA.
Joan’s clients value her compassion, her integrity and her expertise:-
“Legal matters are often difficult and expensive, and you have taken care of us with the utmost personal and professional integrity.”
“I thank you for your understanding, “listening ears”, shared laughter and most importantly your sound professional advice.”
“We would like to thank you for your efforts on our behalf, without you it would have been impossible. Your empathy towards us has been really appreciated and we will remember you kindly.”
“Over the years you’ve been more than a lawyer. You gave me advice on the tricky situations we confronted when mum was a vulnerable widow with dementia and your advice was much appreciated.”