Claire Williamson is a Special Counsel at McCabes specialising in estate and succession planning. Claire provides holistic and practical advice to our clients on strategies that will pass their wealth to their beneficiaries in a considered and tax effective manner.
Claire has experience in advising small business owners, investors, professionals and large family groups in estate and succession planning strategies for the purpose of preserving wealth for future generations. Her advice considers estate and non-estate assets, including treatment of assets held in superannuation, trusts and corporate entities, and appropriate mechanisms to ensure total wealth passes as intended.
Claire's expertise includes advising clients with complex financial structures and clients with personal circumstances that require bespoke solutions. She works with clients and their advisors to understand the complete picture and the client's specific objectives. Claire's experience, strong technical ability in trust and succession law and her commitment to assisting her clients to meet their objectives results in customised and comprehensive solutions.
Case Note – Zaya v Damirdjian Judgment date: 11 October 2022 Citation: Zaya v Damirdjian  NSWCA 203 Jurisdiction: Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW Before: Bell CJ, Gleeson JA and Griffiths AJA Principles Expert evidence has a limited role to play in resolving liability issues in motor accident claims and will carry little […]
A claimant suffers psychological injury when he is threatened by a would be thief of his motor bike. Whether the medical assessor was justified in concluding that this was not a motor accident was answered by the Supreme Court in Bell v Allianz Insurance Australia Ltd. Judgment date: 18 August 2022 Citation: Bell v Allianz […]