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Tanya specialises in the areas of Private Wealth, Wills and Estate Planning and Elder Law. She has extensive knowledge of succession and elder law matters. Tanya enjoys working closely with clients to plan for retirement and understand their estate planning options.
For estate planning, Tanya works with clients to identify their wishes and best interests. She provides comprehensible advice on asset protection, estate litigation issues and drafting Wills and incapacity documents to suit a client’s needs and wishes.
Tanya is passionate about elder law and elder accommodation, specialising in retirement village law; intergeneration family agreements, otherwise known as “granny flat arrangements”; and elder abuse. She has provided expert advice to clients moving into retirement villages and on ending the retirement village contracts. She has experience advising clients on intergenerational family agreements and drafting co-habitation agreements, with a focus on protecting the interests of her clients, avoiding disputes that can lead to costly litigation and maintaining family relationships.
Tanya also has experience representing clients in elder abuse matters, including misappropriated funds and property, eviction of adult children, appointments of financial managers and guardians, and matters involving undue influence and coercion.
Tanya scripted, hosted and edited the Age, Abuse and Justice YouTube video series and podcast series for NSW Legal Aid.
In 2021, Tanya was nominated as a finalist for the Innovator of the Year Award in the Women in Law Awards. She presented at the 2022 National Elder Abuse Conference and is a committee member of the Central Coast Hunter Collaborative for elder abuse.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law with Honours from the University of Canberra and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University. Tanya also holds a Masters of Law from Kyushu University in Japan where she studied international law and criminal law. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW.
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