Philip is a Senior Associate and leads the Wills and Estates practice group at PCL Lawyers. He advises clients across a wide range of complex estate planning matters, the administration of deceased estates and estate disputes and litigation. Philip prides himself on providing clients with a practical, cost-effective and straightforward solution to their estate planning.
In addition to Wills and estates Phil has strong experience also in Education Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Litigation.
Wills & Estate Planning
Wills & Estates is a very niche area of law which is easily overlooked by other professionals. Philip has an eye for identifying certain areas of risk for clients in the management of their estate planning which can have the effect of saving tens of thousands of dollars in an estate dispute down the road.
Philip advises clients in the following areas:
- drafting of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Medical Treatment Decision Makers
- drafting testamentary trust Wills
- providing estate planning advice for clients with complex business and asset structures
- providing advice and assistance to executor(s) of deceased estates
- providing advice and assistance to beneficiaries of a deceased estate
- acting on behalf of clients in Family Provision Claims made against a deceased estate in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Philip Drew is an experienced lawyer with expertise in education law, dedicated to providing comprehensive legal advice to educational institutions, students, and families. Philip has advised university and TAFE students, school students and parents on a range of education matters, including:
- supporting students facing academic failure and advising to whether institutions have followed the proper process for academic grading/marking
- defending students against academic exclusions and expulsions
- drafting responses for students facing allegations of academic and general misconduct
- advising and preparing students when appearing at university/TAFE hearings with academic panels
- acting for students and families against discrimination and bullying at school
- drafting applications for refund of HECS and HELP-FEE Debts, and
- advising clients as to their avenues of external and judicial reviews of decisions made by universities and other governmental departments.
Philip graduated from La Trobe University with honours in 2016 and was admitted as an Australian Legal Practitioner in 2017. Since graduating Phil has acquired experience working in law firms in Victoria with a focus on Wills & Estates and estate litigation and other areas of law.
Philip is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.