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Lauren Roberts’ practice at TGB Lawyers focuses on the areas of Wills & Estates, Succession Law and Commercial Law.
She has wide ranging expertise in estate planning matters, with a particular focus on family business succession planning, complex estate planning, testamentary trusts and protective testamentary trusts.
Lauren supports clients to obtain grants of probate and letters of administration, including supporting families to administer the estate of their loved ones.
Lauren has expertise in wills and estate disputes including advising and assisting clients in matters concerning contested estates, superannuation death benefit claim disputes, testamentary capacity and undue influence claims, domestic partnership applications, trust disputes, special wills applications, intestacy matters, contested applications for letters of administration and claims for further provision pursuant to the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972 (SA). Lauren is sensitive to the stress that these claims can put on clients and she advocates for alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, where appropriate.
In addition to advising clients on a wide range of matters in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of South Australia, Lauren also advises on contested administration and guardianship matters, and Community Treatment Orders, before the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT).
Lauren also has experience advising clients on a wide range of commercial matters, including transactional and conveyancing matters, shareholder remedies, trust disputes, commercial litigation, property law disputes, building and construction law, compulsory acquisitions, leasing, and contractual disputes.
Lauren has represented a range of clients including individuals, family businesses and not-for-profit organisations.
Lauren believes strongly in the benefits of volunteering in our community. The extensive list of associations she is a member of or involved in as outlined in this profile are testament to that.
- Bachelor of Laws (2nd Class Honours)
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia
- Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia
My areas of expertise:
- Wills and Estates
- Estate litigation
- Superannuation disputes
- Guardianship and Administration Orders/
- Commercial advice, disputes and transactions
- Civil litigation
- Property law
My professional interests:
- Member of the Law Society of SA’s Mock Trial advisory committee since 2016, coach and judge for the Mock Trial Competition since 2016
- STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Affiliate member
- Member of the Women’s Lawyers Association of South Australia
- Member of the Law Society of South Australia
- Governing Council member of a state school since 2015.
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