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Andrew Woods | Estate Planning Lawyer | David Davis Lawyers Melbourne

LIV Doyles STEP

Andrew Woods

Consultant Lawyer

Andrew Woods | Estate Planning Lawyer | David Davis Lawyers Melbourne

LIV Doyles STEP

Andrew Woods is a solicitor with over 30 years’ experience in providing specialised services related to VCAT Guardianship and Administration, Estate Planning, Estate Litigation and Succession issues.

Andrew works collaboratively with you to provide clear advice and achieve effective legal solutions.

After qualifying, Andrew spent two years in a country legal practice before returning to Melbourne to work with Equity Trustees for over 16 years.

Andrew initially became an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates with the Law Institute of Victoria in 1998.

Between 2001 and 2011, he lived and worked overseas, managing the Wills and Estates section of the private client department of a large law firm in Bermuda. During his time in Bermuda, Andrew dealt with a broad range of clients, ranging from international ultra-high net worth individuals to local clients with more modest needs.

Following his return to Victoria in 2012, Andrew regained his Specialist Accreditation in Wills and Estates.

Prior to joining David Davis as a Consultant, Andrew practiced in mid-tier law firms and a trustee company in central Melbourne.

Contact Andrew

📞  03 9014 1299

📧  andrew@ddavis.com.au

Qualifications, Admissions and Recognition

  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Melbourne (1982)
  • Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria (1982)
  • Admitted, High Court of Australia (1983)
  • Associate – Executor and Trustee Institute (1992)
  • Accredited Specialist - Wills and Estates, (First Accreditation) (1998)
  • Admitted, Supreme Court of Bermuda (2002)
  • Accredited Specialist, Wills and Estates, Victoria (On return to Victoria) (2012)
  • T.E.P. – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (2012)

Doyle’s Awards - Wills and Estates - Victoria

2020 Recommended Lawyer
Estates and Succession Planning

2019 Recommended Law Firm
Estates & Succession Planning (team member with previous firm)

2019 Recommended Law Firm
Wills & Estates Litigation (team member with previous firm)

2018 Recommended Law Firm
Estates & Succession Planning (team member with previous firm)

2017 Recommended Lawyer
Wills & Estates Litigation

2018 Recommended Law Firm
Wills & Estates Litigation (team member with Rigby Cooke)

Memberships

  • The Law Institute of Victoria
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Andrew also serves as a committee member of the Victorian branch of STEP

Through STEP and international contacts made during his time in Bermuda, Andrew has links to experienced practitioners throughout the world when international advice and assistance is required.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys walking and cycling (mainly to local coffee shops along the Capital City Trail).

Andrew also enjoys spending time with family and friends throughout the world. He is an avid traveller and enjoys cruising, rail travel and flying (Sadly, somewhat restricted occupations during “COVID”).