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Natalie Darcy is one of only five Accredited Specialists in Wills and Estates Law in the Hunter region
She further notches up the fabulous legal talent we have available to clients who need help with any aspect of wills and estates.
Wills and estates are a very personal and terribly important part of the law we all have to deal with at some point and Natalie’s experience and expertise speaks volumes.
Whether you need to plan your own will and estate, look after someone else’s or deal with a disputed will: Natalie believes her role is to arm you with every bit of legal knowledge you need to make the right decisions.
“When you’re facing a stressful situation, the law can seem truly overwhelming. Planning the future of your own estate or dealing with a family member’s affairs involve such important decisions. Trying to get those decisions right while you’re feeling stressed or grieving can be really tough.
I believe in giving my clients as much knowledge as possible so they feel empowered to make informed decisions. Decisions that are right for them and their family—now and long-term.”
Natalie is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law. This accreditation by the Law Society of New South Wales is a significant achievement and is offered only to practitioners with demonstrated expertise and professionalism in their field. In the whole of NSW there is only a small number of lawyers who have this certification. Natalie has been working in the complex realm of wills and estates law for more than 13 years.
Natalie joined Catherine Henry Lawyers after six years as a legal officer for the NSW Trustee and Guardian covering all aspects of estate litigation in the Supreme Court of NSW, estate planning, estate administration and property law.
In her early career Natalie built her reputation as a dynamic lawyer working in a large firm in her home city of Newcastle. Natalie has worked as an adjunct lecturer in the Masters of Applied Law (Wills and Estates) at the College of Law.
Natalie’s expertise includes:
- All aspects of estate planning including wills, superannuation, power of attorney and appointments of enduring guardian
- probate and estate administration
- estate litigation including family provision claims, disputes regarding testamentary capacity and disputes regarding informal will documents
- elder law accommodation options including
- retirement village contracts
- manufactured home parks
- granny flat arrangements
- aged care facilities
Natalie is mum to two children and has conflicting interests: keeping fit at the gym and baking desserts, cakes and “anything sweet really!”
Accredited Specialist (Wills and Estates)
Recent blog posts by Natalie
You may have heard in the news recently the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) decided that NSW Trustee & Guardian could not require private…
Certain people, known as 'eligible persons' can make a claim for provision from an estate if they are either left out or not adequately provided for. These claims…