Heather is a dual qualified solicitor in New South Wales and in England and Wales. Her work at the firm includes complex estate planning including for individuals with high net worth, complicated circumstances and/or asset structures, and assets in different states and jurisdictions. Heather also has considerable estate litigation experience, having acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of estate litigation, including testamentary capacity, family provision claims, and administration suits. She has instructed senior counsel in claims that were heard in the Court of Appeal.
Heather was tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Hodgson in 1998 and 1999 when he was Chief Judge in Equity, and her time in this role ignited her interest in Wills and Estate law. She was first employed as a solicitor at Teece Hodgson & Ward in 2000, and has both broadened and cemented her notable wills and estates knowledge and experience since then, including in her time working as a solicitor in England and more recently in regional NSW.
Heather wrote the Succession Law elective course at Charles Sturt University and is a sessional lecturer for this subject at CSU. She was rated as a “rising star” in Doyle’s Guide Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – New South Wales, 2022.