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Luke is an Associate at the firm and practices predominantly in the area of Wills and Estates.

Luke is passionate about making things as simple as possible for people who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Luke Palmer

Associate

LL.B BA

Luke practices in Wills and Estates because he firmly believes in the importance of ensuring your loved ones are taken care of after you pass away. The death of a family member is never easy, but it is especially difficult without appropriate guidance on how to deal with the legal side of things.

Luke’s skills and standards shown in our practice are excellent, while being compassionate and understanding. He will always work as hard as possible to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared for the worst whilst striving for the best.

Areas Of Expertise

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Contested wills and estate disputes (TFM claims)
  • Disputes with executors

Wills and Estates

  • Advising clients in relation to Estate Planning
  • Drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney and other estate planning documents
  • Advising clients in relation to grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Preparing applications for grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Assisting Executors with all facets of the process of Estate administration

Admitted to Practice

Supreme Court of Victoria – 14 March 2017

Some More About Luke

Luke is a strong supporter of the Scout Association and was a youth member for over 20 years. Through the Scout Association he was also involved in youth theatre with Whitehorse Showtime for over 20 years, starting as a member of the cast and progressing to eventually become the Producer of the show overseeing all aspects of the production, hundreds of other volunteers, and a yearly budget of over $100,000.

Luke is also a keen member of the Victorian Greens and has worked as a volunteer in relation to previous State and Federal elections.

Career Highlights

Notable cases in which Luke has acted include:

  • Acting for a de facto partner in a testator family maintenance claim under an old will that left everything to the estranged wife of the deceased. The matter was able to be successfully resolved to the client's satisfaction after the matter was referred to a lengthy mediation.
  • Acting for the executors defending against a testator family maintenance claim under a will that entirely excluded some of the children of the deceased. The matter was able to be successfully resolved after the matter was referred to a mediation.
  • Assisting counsel in acting in a claim by the legal guardian of a grandchild of the deceased where the sole beneficiary and father of the grandchild had killed the deceased but been acquitted due to mental incompetence. The matter was extremely complex and unfortunately was not resolved during the period in which Luke was assisting counsel.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), Monash University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Leo Cussen Centre for Law

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • High Court of Australia

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the LIV Elder Law Committee