Thomas Slatyer B.A. (Mandarin) LL.B. (Hons) is an estate administration and estate litigation lawyer. Thomas works with Peter Worrall, Kate Moss and Megan Bird in the Estate and Trust Administration practice area on contentious and non-contentious estate matters.
Thomas advises Executors and beneficiaries in non-contentious estate and trust administration, including the legal issues that arise as a consequence of the death of a person. This includes superannuation, property, and taxation matters.
Thomas also advises Executors, beneficiaries and claimants involved in disputes relating to Wills, contentious estates, and trusts administration. He works with clients to resolve matters without Court intervention and also works with Robert Meredith and Eve Hickey in the Estate and Trust Dispute practice area to assist clients navigate more formal processes through the Supreme Court of Tasmania. Thomas has experience in advising clients on the merits of commercial disputes, has acted for clients involved in contested probate disputes, and with claims made under the Testator’s Family Maintenance Act 1912 (Tasmania).
Thomas is a graduate of the University of Tasmania having graduated with Honours, attaining a major in Mandarin. He has studied abroad in Mainland China in Xi’an and Taipei, Taiwan. Thomas holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
Thomas is skilled at assisting clients in either conventional estate administration or in disputes involving Wills and estates. He enjoys applying skills learnt in both estate administration and estate litigation to pragmatically and decisively solve client’s problems. In his personal life, Thomas enjoys strength training and exercise.
Recent projects have included:
- advising Executors in the administration of estates
- advising beneficiaries on their rights in relation to an estate
- advising clients on potential settlement offers
- advising clients on the merits of mediation to avoid unnecessary litigation
- briefing counsel on estate litigation matters
- research on the merits of charities commencing estate litigation to receive charitable bequests
- drafting and negotiating deeds of agreement in complex estate disputes
- the successful mediation of a contested estate
- advising a client left without provision on making a claim from an estate
- advising clients in making and addressing claims pursuant to the Testator’s Family Maintenance Act 1912 (Tasmania)
- advising clients about issues of testamentary capacity and undue influence
Thomas is a member of the Law Society of Tasmania and the Southern Young Lawyers Committee.
Clients or other advisers seeking to instruct or refer to Thomas may contact him by the contact details and options on this page.
By appointment only.