Friday 29th April 2022 from 9am

Wills & Estates Senior Associate Debbie Sage will join Robyn Hyland to talk about the importance of planning for end-of-life care and what options are available.
Martin Mallon - Senior Associate - Estate Litigation
Martin Mallon is an experienced Senior Associate Lawyer in the Estate Litigation team at Attwood Marshall Lawyers.

Martin provides legal advice in relation to wills and estate disputes, on behalf of Applicants and Respondents, across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and other jurisdictions throughout Australia. He has been successful in achieving positive outcomes for beneficiaries and executors in estate litigation matters ensuring that there is minimal loss to the estate.

Martin completed his Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Master of Laws (Corporate and Commercial Law) at Bond University and is a high academic achiever. He has been admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia.

Martin has over 14 years’ experience in the legal industry and since his admission as a solicitor, he has worked in small, medium and large nationwide law firms, practising almost exclusively in the area of wills and estate litigation. He has developed a strong passion in estate litigation and using his legal knowledge to effectively advocate for his clients. Martin has experience in dealing with legally challenging and factually complex matters and has an innate ability to draft legal documents in a concise and effective manner. He is comfortable appearing before QCAT, the Magistrates, District and Supreme Court (without Counsel) when appropriate.

Martin strongly believes that legal advice and representation should be accessible to everyone regardless of their financial position or background. He strives on advocating for people who cannot fight for themselves, and he genuinely cares about helping resolve his clients' matters.

He knows that people involved in estate disputes are going through deeply emotional and highly stressful times in their lives, and he finds that the most rewarding part of his job is achieving positive and often life-changing outcomes for his clients.

Martin acts for both Applicants and Respondents across a range of matters including, but not limited to:

  • Family provision applications (contesting and defending);
  • Validity of testamentary documents (Wills);
  • Applications for Probate in solemn form;
  • Applications to remove executors;
  • Executors in dispute with co-executors and/or beneficiaries;
  • Representing beneficiary’s interests under an estate;
  • Representing applicants in complaints to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority;
  • Testamentary capacity issues;
  • Elder abuse including powers of attorney disputes and compensation to estates; and
  • Disputes against the Public Trustee of Queensland and the New South Wales Trustee and Guardian.

Martin is a Secretary and Board Member of My Community Legal Inc and regularly volunteers his time assisting vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the Gold Coast community.

He is also an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. STEP promotes best practice, professional integrity and education to their members.

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