• Business succession planning
  • Asset protection and trusts
  • Wills and testamentary trusts
  • Probate and letters of administration
  • Powers of attorney and enduring guardianship
  • Family provision claims

Phillip has practised law for over thirty years and has expertise in a broad range of litigation, family wealth and business succession matters.

Phillip’s litigation experience includes obtaining...

Koreen Partridge Senior Associate

Koreen has over seven years’ experience in private practice primarily in property and planning law, and estate planning and administration. She joined SWS Lawyers in April 2021 after working in a...

Harry's Story

Harry's Story

Phillip Hewitt 26/06/2023

Our Private Clients Team is regularly involved in complex Wills and Estate matters. For our clients in their 70s and 80s, we are often asked about decisions that were made in the 1970s and 1980s concerning business structures; the impact of those structures on superannuation and family business arrangements; and whether existing will and estate arrangements “will work”. In this article Phil Hewitt provides a case study of the types of issues that may impact this type of client. We hope a narrative explaining the evolution of a typical estate scenario, coupled with Phil’s observations and solutions or alternative approaches to issues arising, may assist our clients.