Jeff Atkinson

Jeff Atkinson

Lawyer

Telephone: (08) 9848 3908

The foundation of Jeff’s practice is good communication with his clients. Jeff’s motto is that the law needs to serve the people not the other way round. The most important attribute of a good lawyer is being able to explain the legal process to a client in simple terms that a lay person can understand empowering them to make good decisions. If a client does not understand the concepts their lawyer is trying to explain to them then it’s a fair bet that their lawyer does not understand them either!

Having lived in a small town for over a decade now, Jeff has dealt with all manner of legal issues, however his favourite areas of law are: Wills (mainly because he is usually the only lawyer involved) and other end-of-life issues such as enduring powers of attorney and guardianship, advance health directives and helping people dealing with estates after a loved one dies.

Date of admission:

Admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 4 April 2006.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Laws (with first class honours) and Bachelor of Arts

Memberships:

Law Society of WA

Select Experience:

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).

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

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

Jeff has served as the President of the Denmark Chamber of Commerce, The President of the Denmark Cricket Club and as Chairperson of Spirit of Play community School.

Practice Areas:

Wills and estates, estate administration and family provision claims