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Congratulations to Deborah Kliger on her appointment as Special Counsel

Monday July 17, 2023

Congratulations to Deborah Kliger on her appointment as Special Counsel

The Principals of Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams are pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Kliger, Accredited Wills & Estates Specialist, as Special Counsel.

Deborah is a key member of Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams’ estate litigation and independent administrations practice. This appointment recognises Deborah’s capabilities, strong work ethic and commitment to the culture and continued success of the firm.

Deborah has a particular focus and experience in estate litigation and complex estate administration. She assists with all aspects of wills and estates including:

  • Estate litigation (including issuing and defending Part IV claims, applications for approval of compromise, contested probate (caveat) proceedings, informal will applications, limited grant applications, applications to pass over or remove executors or trustees and proceedings relating to self-managed superannuation
  • Applications for Probate and Letters of Administration (including unusual grants) and revocation of grants
  • Estate administration (with a particular focus on contested estates and independent administrations); and
  • Estate planning (wills ranging from simple to complex including testamentary trust wills, enduring powers of attorney, appointments of medical treatment decision makers and superannuation death benefit nominations).

Deborah has a keen interest in mentoring and supporting the growth of our team members. Deborah has been recognised as a finalist in Lawyers Weekly’s 2021 and 2022 Women in Law Awards in the categories of Senior Associate of the Year (SME Law) and Mentor of the Year.

We congratulate Deborah on this well-deserved promotion and look forward to working with her in this new capacity.