Narelle Neagle is a Senior Associate in Maurice Blackburn's Will disputes department, based in Melbourne.
Narelle graduated from Monash University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Laws and spent six years working for a boutique legal firm where she practiced in a variety of legal areas including Wills and Estates before joining Maurice Blackburn in 2011.
“Wills disputes is a very interesting and challenging area of practice which allows me to act for clients seeking further provision from an Estate, as well as for Executors and beneficiaries who wish to resist a claim,” says Narelle.
With ten years’ in legal practice, Narelle is highly experienced in all aspects of Will disputes including: contesting Wills, defending challenges to Wills, applications to remove executors or administrators, representing beneficiary’s interests under an estate, court authorised and statutory Will applications, probate applications and applications for letters of administration.
Narelle takes pride in working closely with her clients and in making the process easy at such a stressful time. She understands the sensitivity associated with disputing a Will and always tries to resolve her client's claims as quickly and efficiently as possible while achieving the best outcome. Narelle is a skilful and effective negotiator and the vast majority of her cases are resolved without the need to go to court.
“Achieving a successful legal outcome for my clients and witnessing how this can improve the lives of my clients is very rewarding. Clients feel a sense of justice and fairness at the conclusion of their matter which is also very satisfying to me.
“I care about my clients and this drives me to ensure their legal rights are properly explored and their interests are protected. I'm also sensitive to the fact that many of my clients have never been involved in the legal system before and this can make the situation very hard for them, particularly when they are also grieving a loved one.”
Memberships & accreditations
- Law Institute of Victoria member