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Christine McPhillips

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P.   +61 2 9228 9210
O.   Sydney

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About Christine

Christine was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1979 and has worked in both country and city firms, in the Superannuation department of a Sydney multi-national insurance firm and approximately 18 years at a busy suburban practice, before joining TressCox in September 2008.

Throughout her extensive practice since 1991 she has focused on all aspects of estate matters involving contested and other estate litigation, challenges to testamentary capacity, judicial advice applications, will construction and administration suits, family provision claims, applications for Probate and Administration, interim and special grants; and in the administration of estates. She has represented clients in the Guardianship Tribunal of New South Wales.

Christine has published articles and presented regularly at seminars to the profession on topics including challenges to bequests to charitable trusts, applications for cy pres schemes; aspects of the administration of estates by executors and trustees; changes to the Succession Act, 2006 including family provision and intestacy; cases involving Probate, intestacy and estate litigation generally.

Christine's Achievements & Credentials

Christine has been recognised by Doyles Legal Guide in the Recommended tier of 'Leading Estates Litigation Lawyers - News South Wales, 2017'. She was also recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary in June 2017 for making a substantial contribution to Rotary.

Christine was the President of the Rotary Club of Beecroft for 2014/2015.

In 1995 she qualified as an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates, in the first intake of specialists in that area.

The Law Society of NSW Specialist Accreditation


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