That is a very interesting question and one that depends on several things. In NSW, an Act of Parliament called the Succession Act, 2006, sets
There is something about Wills that sometimes brings out the worst side of human nature. Wills have the power to divide even the closest of
Born in 1956, Geoff completed his secondary studies in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, and entered legal practice as a legal clerk at Liverpool in 1974. He combined work with the study of Law part time through the Solicitors’ Admission Board Course affiliated with the University of Sydney.
In 1975 Geoff commenced employment in Sydney as a Legal Clerk in the Office of the Clerk of the Peace, a branch of the NSW Attorney General’s Department. Work for the Department involved prosecution of serious criminal matters in the District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales.
He completed his legal studies in 1978, and following further study at the College of Law, was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in July 1979.
Between July 1979 and March 1981, Geoff worked as a solicitor for a private legal firm in Fairfield. In March 1981 Geoff formed a practice with Peter Moore in Gosford which has become one of the Central Coast’s leading Law Firms.
Special attributes Geoff brings to assisting clients
Geoff is an exceptionally good listener, able to quickly cut through to the essential aspects of a client’s challenges and problems.
He is very well organised and determined; enabling clients to benefit from prompt hearing of their matters and efficient progress towards the best conclusion possible.
Geoff outlines, up front, his expectation of what clients will need to invest in his services. He then updates the estimate as soon as it is clear that there is a need for a significant review.
Janice has experience in the following areas of practice
– Probate and Estate matters
– Family Provision Claims
– Family and Child Law
– Abuse Law- Civil Litigation
– Criminal Law
Janice completed her Bachelor of Laws through the University of New England in 2019, and her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2020 whist working full time.
Janice was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW in September 2020 and to the High Court of Australia in early 2021.
Janice has experience in legal research, criminal law, family law and abuse law- civil litigation claims, however, has found her legal fit working in the Wills and Estate Team at Brazel Moore Lawyers.
Before joining Brazel Moore Lawyers, Janice had successful careers in the Australian Federal Police and NSW Department of Communities and Justice.
Janice also holds a Post Graduate Degree in Psychology from Charles Sturt University and a Bachelor of Justice Administration from Griffith University.
Janice’s unique combination of professional work experience and education allows her to bring a realistic and solution focused perspective to your legal problem. Janice prides herself on clear communication and the ability to work closely with her clients.
Janice is a member of the NSW Law Society and Central Coast Law Society.
Personal Background and Interests
Janice settled on the Central Coast in 2001 after meeting her husband.
Janice enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
She also enjoys bushwalking, swimming, and finding a bargain!
Emma has been employed in the Legal Industry for more than year both in Australia and overseas. Emma made Australia home in and has worked for several Law Firms across the Central Coast. Emma has a experience in a broad range of Law.
Emma joined Brazel Moore Lawyers in January 2016 initially concentrating all of her experience towards Conveyancing. Emma now specialises in Wills & Estates, Family Provision Act Matters and Conveyancing.
Emma is thorough and professional and is committed to ensuring her client’s are provided the best possible legal service available. Her approachable and down to earth nature make her clients immediately feel at ease.
“Chelsea is studying a Bachelor of Psychology with the degree Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University and began working with Brazel Moore Lawyers in June 2021. Since then, she has completed 3 rotations across Family Law, Compensation and our General Practice area, which has given her a broad range of experience. She is currently working to find her best fit for when she is admitted to practice in 2023.
Chelsea’s studies in psychology have afforded her excellent interpersonal skills to engage with clients empathetically to assist in providing effective legal services.”
Julie has a passion for helping people with all of the Wills and Estates needs.
She is experienced in a broad range of Law but specialises in Wills and Estates, Challenging Wills and Criminal Law.
Julie has a friendly, outgoing nature which always puts her clients at ease.
Julie is friendly and down to earth and able to deal with a wide range of Law. Julie’s experience means that she is able to assist her client’s professionally and promptly.
Kayla joined the team at Brazel Moore Lawyers in February 2021 as a Junior Legal Assistant.
With a background in Office Administration having worked as an Office Manager for Coles Group, Kayla has a broad range of administrative and secretarial skills.
Upon joining Brazel Moore Lawyers, Kayla quickly furthered her skill set to include work involving Wills & Estates, Challenging Wills and Litigation matters. Kayla is now our Senior Wills, Estates, Challenging Wills & Litigation Secretary providing support to our Principal, Geoff Brazel and 3 Lawyers who work in the Practice Area.
Kayla has a keen interest in the Law and is always looking to expand her range of knowledge across various areas of Law.
Kayla always strives to provide her clients with the best possible Legal Service and her down to earth nature immediately makes her clients feel at ease.
In her spare time Kayla loves spending time with her family.
On 20th November 2023, our office will relocate to Suites 5 & 6, Fountain Plaza, 148-158 Central Coast Highway, Erina.
Our telephone number, email address & website willl remain unchanged.