Megan Bird, B.A. LL.B. (Hons), is an estate administration lawyer, working with Directors Peter Worrall and Kate Moss, and lawyer Thomas Slatyer and a senior probate assistance in the Estate & Trust Administration practice area at Worrall Moss Martin Lawyers.
Megan acts for clients including Executors and Trustees, Administrators entitled to apply for Grants of Representation pursuant to the laws of intestacy, and beneficiaries of deceased estates, providing advice about the legal issues arising from a person’s death, including property, trust, and superannuation issues.
Megan is a graduate of the University of Tasmania with First Class Honours, and holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
Megan enjoys working closely with clients requiring assistance to help them navigate the practical and legal issues and complexities that arise following a person’s death.
Recent projects have included:
- acting for local and interstate clients to obtain Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and advising about the administration of the estate in accordance with the Will, or the laws of intestacy
- acting on behalf of Executors in complex estate administration matters, including resolving issues relating to Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and Trustee Companies, issue arising from the deceased being an Executor of another person’s estate, which was only partially administered prior to their death, and issues arising from an estate remaining unadministered for a significant period of time
- advising Executors and possible superannuation death benefits beneficiaries about the facilitation and payment of superannuation death benefits, including special applications to the Trustees of the relevant funds
- advising Executors in circumstances where there are substantial outstanding taxation matters from the person’s lifetime, both in Australia and overseas, and working together with accountants to assist to resolve those matters
- drafting complex Estate Deeds to reflect arrangements agreed between the Executors and beneficiaries of an estate where there is real property to be transferred but there are insufficient liquid estate assets to repay a family loan
Megan is a member of the Law Society of Tasmania.
Clients or other advisers seeking to instruct or refer to Megan may contact her by the contact details and options on this page.
By appointment only.