Geoff Cummins

Geoff Cummins

Lawyer

Telephone: (08) 9493 1399

Geoff is to wills what mother bears are to their cubs. Needless to say, Geoff has found his niche in the law. Geoff replaced HFM Legal’s former estate lawyer in 2015 and no one has dared to try and wrest the mantle from him since. In Geoff’s spare time, he gallivants around the countryside in the army reserves (of which he is a current serving member having enlisted in June 2016), watches basketball and probably dreams of preparing more wills.

Geoff has also worked as a tax accountant at Cooper Partners and at the Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre.

Date of admission:

Admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 1 July 2014

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Commerce

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Select Experience:

Extensive experience in estate planning including the preparation of Wills, enduring powers of attorney, enduring powers of guardianship and provision of advice relating to superannuation funds.

Substantial experience in completing applications for Probate, Letters of Administration, Letters of Administration (with the will annexed) and estate administration.

Provided advice on and represented numerous clients in the Supreme Court of Western Australia on claims pursuant to the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA) and Wills Act 1970 (WA).

Represented numerous clients in the State Administrative Tribunal on applications for and against administration and guardianship orders.

Practice Areas:

Wills (basic, complex, testamentary trusts, special disability trusts), Probate, Letters of Administration, Part X applications of informal testamentary documents, Estate Administration, Claims under the Family Provision Act, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Guardianship, SAT applications for guardianship and administration orders.