Monica is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law in New South Wales, with 23 years’ experience guiding clients through the full spectrum of estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation issues.
With a particular focus on estate litigation, Monica has demonstrated a strong track record of successfully resolving matters on favourable terms, and has extensive experience conducting high profile litigation and mediations.
Monica is passionate about applying her knowledge and skills to favourably resolve complex and often delicate issues. She approaches all matters with determination, compassion and strategic reasoning, and clearly and accurately explains the complex legal and evidentiary issues at play, empowering her clients to make constructive and well-informed decisions.
- Contested probate litigation
- Family provision litigation
- Probate and estate administration
- Other estate and equity litigation
- Trusts and trust litigation
- Statutory wills
- Enduring powers of attorney
- Enduring guardianships; and
- Protective jurisdiction advice and litigation.
- Wills and estate planning
Monica is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law in New South Wales.
She holds a Masters of Laws from Sydney University, and is a current member of the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Monica regularly participates in industry seminars, presenting on the key issues arising in the area of wills and estates.
Monica is recognised by peer-rated Doyle’s Guide for 2021 for NSW as:
- a “Leading” Wills & Estates Litigation lawyer; and
- one of a small number of “Recommended” Wills, Estates & Succession Planning lawyers.
She was also listed as a recommended Wills, Estates & Succession Planning lawyer in Doyle’s Guide 2020 and 2018.
|2016 – current||Keypoint Law | Consulting Principal|
|2012 – 2016||deGroots wills and estate lawyers | Senior Associate|
|2005 – 2011||David Pain and Co Solicitors | Senior Consultant|
|2000 – 2007||Chase Lawyers (formerly Simon Beverly & Ass) | Senior Associate|
|1995 – 2000||E. H Tebbutt & Sons | Senior Associate|
|1992 – 1995||NRMA Insurance | Litigation Advocate|
|1989 – 1992||NRMA Legal | Paralegal|