Best Estate Planning Lawyers in Sydney

Below is a list of the top and leading Estate Planning Lawyers in Sydney. To help you find the best Estate Planning Lawyers located near you in Sydney, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Sydney’s Best Estate Planning Lawyers:

Here are the top Estate Planning Lawyers in Sydney:

  • Graeme Heckenberg – Heckenberg Lawyers
  • Terry Purcell – Retirelaw Pty Ltd
  • Alun Hill – Butlers Will Dispute Lawyers

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Heckenberg Lawyers

Graeme Heckenberg - Heckenberg Lawyers
Graeme Heckenberg – Heckenberg Lawyers

Graeme Heckenberg has extensive legal and commercial experience, with particular expertise in the law of wills, probate and administration, inheritance law, deceased estate litigation and settling disputes.

Graeme graduated from UNSW with Honours and is admitted to the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of NSW. In addition to being appointed a Notary Public he is an accredited mediator and was an Arbitrator of the District Court and Local Courts of NSW. Graeme is a founding member of the City of Sydney Law Society and a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and regularly appears in the Supreme Court of NSW in contested wills and estate cases.

Graeme leads the team at Heckenberg Lawyers. He has over 25 years’ experience in representing estates and advising claimants. He provides unbiased, cost-effective and practical advice and achieves the best possible outcome for his clients.


Defending a Will, Will Dispute Lawyers, Contesting a Will, Will Dispute Costs, Family Provision Claim, Grant of Probate, Property and Conveyancing, Letters of Administration, Probate Lawyers, Reseal of Probate, Probate Fees, Making a Will, Testamentary Trusts, Power of Attorney, Will and Estate Lawyers


Address72/183 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9221 2779


“I found Heckenberg Lawyers to be very professional and knowledgeable. Graeme took the time and explained the entire process to me. He was never pushy nor was he just after “his cut” as so many other practices are. He was at all times looking out for the best interest of the estate and not wanting it to be eaten. I found his staff to be extremely thorough and attentive. I would have no hesitations to recommend this practice if you want the best outcome possible.” -Kim Pink

Retirelaw Pty Ltd

Terry Purcell - Retirelaw Pty Ltd

Terry Purcell provides clients with modern Estate Planning Wills that deliver at a minimum asset protection, tax minimisation and dispute avoidance advantages via the use of beneficiary controlled testamentary trusts and other modern risk preventative estate planning measures.

It is crucial to remember that cheap standard Wills make things complicated and expensive for executors and beneficiaries. RetireLaw’s Wills make things simple, protected and efficient. There is too much at stake.


Estate Planning, Probate, Vulnerable Beneficiaries, Blended Families, Business Owners


Address15 Blue St, North Sydney NSW 2060
Phone: (02) 8908 9700


“We found the whole process very thorough, comforting and professional. Meeting Dawn with our Financial Planner and then later at her office is a great approach. We are very happy with the entire process and will happily recommend you.” -Claude & Mary S.

Butlers Will Dispute Lawyers

Alun Hill - Butlers Will Dispute Lawyers
Alun Hill – Butlers Will Dispute Lawyers

Alun Hill – After setting his sights on a career in law he began working for a Barristers Chambers in 2002, firstly as a Junior Clerk then as a Clerk from 2006. His work for Barristers included assisting with legal research, organising briefs and Court documents, liaising with instructing solicitors as well as various administrative duties.

While working he studied Law through the Legal Profession Admission Board and was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2011. The challenge of balancing work and study proved to be invaluable training and he continues to apply the tools he has acquired to this day.

He began his career as a solicitor in 2011 in a boutique firm, working in Wills, Family Law, Property Law and Commercial Litigation. However he has always had a strong interest in Wills and Estates and now specialise exclusively in that area.


Challenging a will, Contesting a Will, Will Disputes, Defending a Will, Probate & Administration


Address201 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9261 4555


“Very professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!” – Krisha K.

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