STEP Victoria

We welcome all professional advisers, educators and students with a trusts and estates focus in their practice, whether for private or corporate clients.

STEP Victoria has more than 100 members, including lawyers, barristers, judges, accountants and financial planners. Most members are located in Melbourne, but we also have members in regional locations.

We hold four to five meetings annually in central Melbourne, with an individual speaker or panel presentation on a topical subject. Presentations reflect the broad range of interests and clients of the membership group. Past topics have included: taxation of deceased estates, philanthropy and charitable foundations, foreign death duties and estate planning strategies, the impact of binding financial agreements on deceased estates, and disputes between trustees and beneficiaries. These meetings are free to members.

An annual half-day conference provides an opportunity for longer presentations from specialist lawyers, accountants, financial planners and other industry professionals, and is the focus education event for the branch each year. It is followed by a cocktail event, providing a social and networking opportunity for members and non-members alike.

STEP Victoria has two special interest groups, established in 2013, that hold two meetings per year. These groups discuss estate planning, and estate and trust litigation. They are open to all members, and provide a forum for discussion.

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Committee Members

Mercia Chapman TEP

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Mercia Chapman TEPCo-Chair

Equity Trustees Ltd
David Gibbs TEP

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David Gibbs TEPCo-Chair

The Bennett Group
Rachael Grabovic TEP

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Rachael Grabovic TEPDeputy Chair

Rigby Cooke Lawyers
Michael Faulks Associate

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Michael Faulks AssociateSecretary

UniSuper
Daniel Kelliher TEP

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Daniel Kelliher TEPTreasurer

Eastern Bridge | Lawyers
James Daly TEP

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James Daly TEPMembership Officer

McKean Park
Howard Jones TEP

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Howard Jones TEPCommittee Member

Septimus Jones & Lee
Bernard McMenamin TEP

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Bernard McMenamin TEPCommittee Member

Clarke & Company
Andrea Olsson TEP

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Andrea Olsson TEPCommittee Member

MST Lawyers
Philip Lambourne TEP

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Philip Lambourne TEPCommittee Member

APS Wills & Estates
James Dimond TEP

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James Dimond TEPCommittee Member

Davies Collison Cave Law
Andrew Woods TEP

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Andrew Woods TEPCommittee Member

Woods Wills Lawyers

STEP Victoria Events

Date Event Venue
Friday 25 September 2020 Seminar

Seminar

“Joss v Joss – An Inside Perspective”

Bibi Amidzic and Rita Kheissy of Zion Legal

Ticket Purchase

Live Stream Webinar, Melbourne

Contact Us

Secretary (general enquiries) - Michael Faulks

Membership Officer (membership enquiries) - James Daly