19th February 2018
One of Victoria’s leading Wills & Estates practitioners and accredited Wills and Estates specialist, Ines Kallweit, has joined MSI's Melbourne law member Aitken Partners as a principal lawyer. Aitken Partners now has 12 principal lawyers and 40 lawyers in total.
Ms Kallweit adds further strength to what is already an outstanding succession & elder law practice. The ability to practice with the best was one of the attractions in her moving to Aitken Partners.
“I was really just a one-person team at my last firm, so for me to continue to grow and to serve my clients, I felt I needed to be a part of a larger elite practice group,” Ms Kallweit said. “Aitken Partners certainly has one of the best practices in Victoria in this area, with people like Kathy Wilson, Lizia Lim, Rob Davey, Max Ezerins and Rachael Hocking being among the best practitioners I have come across.
“We also have a great team of younger lawyers with great skills and knowledge and I am really looking forward to working with them. We have seen quite a few changes to the laws covering our area recently, and I think there are more to come, so to me having a great team is critical.
“In the end, joining Aitken Partners was a pretty easy decision.”
Aitken Partners’ Succession & Elder Law Team head, Kathy Wilson, said picking up a lawyer of Ms Kallweit’s calibre was excellent for team depth and high end professional competency.
“We have noticed a strong increase in demand for quality advice on Estate Planning and Succession,” Ms Wilson said.
“Blended families, the changing nature of relationships and the increasing complexity with investment strategies all impact on succession planning. Added to this is the evolving regulation around substitute and supportive decision-making with Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Planning.”
In addition to her legal qualifications, Ms Kallweit is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), has a Master of Teaching and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Law. Ines is retained by various professional development providers including the Law Institute of Victoria, Leo Cussen Institute and Television Education Network.
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