Guy Moloney

Guy is the head of litigation in HWL Ebsworth’s Wills and Estate Planning practice group, and has specialised exclusively in complex Estate Litigation and Estate Planning matters for the last 7 years.
In that time Guy has run family provision cases of all degrees of complexity; will rectification proceedings; statutory will proceedings; testamentary capacity proceedings; administration suits and executor default suits in the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT. Before focusing exclusively on estates, Guy had more than a decade’s experience in insolvency, tax and general commercial litigation.

Guy’s experience in estate disputes is brought to bear when advising clients on the creation of a robust and secure estate plan.

In 2021 Guy was recognised as a “Rising Star – Wills, Estates and Succession Planning“ in Doyles Guide. Guy was also invited to edit the CCH Online “New South Wales Wills in Practice Commentary” regarding estate litigation and inducted by invitation into The Kronberg Circle, a European Society of Estate Planning lawyers and Public Notaries.

Guy commenced his career working as a Tipstaff for the Honourable Justice Palmer in the NSW Supreme Court and has a Masters in Commercial Law from UNSW.

Guy has been named in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia™ for Trusts and Estates.

Experience

Guy’s experience includes acting for:

  • Peter Dyce and the Dyce Group of Companies, substantial private property investors, on disputed matters concerning Mr Dyce’s estate plan – Dyce v David Landa Stewart Pty Ltd [2021] NSWSC 590;
  • Beneficiary in disputed Estate Administration case with 45-year delay in administration Perry v Perry [2021] NSWSC 1669;
  • Executors in an application for a Statutory Will in the ACT Supreme Court (Drakakis v Makas [2016] ACTSC 247;
  • Executors in NSW Supreme Court rectification proceedings (Estate of Wright [2016] NSWSC 1779); and
  • Several high-profile, high net-worth individuals, whose affairs are managed with discretion and satisfactorily settled on confidential terms.

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