Practice area(s): Wills and Estates
Location(s): Melbourne
Qualification(s): BA (Hons), JD

Alina El-Jawhari is a Lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office who works exclusively in Wills and Estates law across the Victoria jurisdiction. Since joining the firm in 2015, Alina has had experience working in various roles including as a paralegal, a team leader, an innovation project lead and now as a lawyer.

In early 2018, Alina began working in the area of Seniors Law and has since played a key role in spearheading tailored services for older Victorians in the areas of estate planning, financial elder abuse and retirement village issues. She has worked on a wide range of estate drafting matters and estate litigation matters including, Probate, estate disputes, financial elder abuse and retirement village disputes.

Wills, estates and trusts are complex areas of the law, Alina uses her knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive and practical legal advice, despite the complexity of the matter to a range of clients from all ages.

Alina ensures that her clients are supported and properly understand the mediation and litigation process. She is professional and compassionate lawyer who is able to provide a rational and level headed approach to often complex negotiations and meditations.

“I often support clients who are placed in terrible positions of powerlessness. This can include being financially taken advantage of by their family members or friends or excluded from a Will. Other clients need assistance with preparing key documents that ensure that their wishes are recognised when they are no longer able to communicate these wishes themselves. I pride myself in giving clients back their power and providing a measure of peace of mind at the end of a legal process.”

Alina holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne.