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Private Clients

McCabes advises high-net-wealth individuals, high-profile family groups and personalities on their private client needs. We have managed complex and unique matters and developed a reputation for excellence and discretion in this practice area.

Our practice group is led by Terry McCabe, a recognised and trusted advisor. Terry offers discrete personal service backed by over 38 years of experience, and is a Law Society of New South Wales Accredited Specialist in Business Law and has a Master of Laws Degree in estate planning. His understanding of how private and family business operates means that he can offer creative solutions to assist clients to structure and preserve, or exit, family arrangements and businesses over succeeding generations.

In addition to technical excellence, a focus on confidentiality underpins our practice.

All our lawyers work hard to understand the specific requirements of our private clients. They are known for providing strategic and timely advice with a depth of expertise in asset protection, estate planning and business succession matters. They are also adept at working closely with our clients’ other professional advisers, including taxation specialists, accountants, investment advisors, financial planners and private bankers.

McCabes’ private clients group works closely with our litigation and dispute resolution group, allowing us to represent clients in complex family disputes and litigation involving estates and trusts. As our private clients’ businesses and investment portfolios grow, our corporate group is also called upon to assist with acquisition, disposal, capital raising and general corporate needs.

Expertise

  • Wills and testamentary trusts
  • Estate planning
  • Asset protection
  • Litigation involving estates and trusts, including family provision claims
  • Trusts
  • Administering deceased estates
  • Powers of attorney and enduring guardianships
  • Financial agreements
  • Business structuring and succession planning
  • Inter-generational transfer arrangements
  • Family shareholder and control arrangements
  • Buy and sell agreements (and related insurance arrangements)

We provide bespoke advice and excellent solutions. Whether you have a general question, feedback or seek legal counsel, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Meet our people

Terry McCabe
Principal

Terry McCabe

Terry McCabe
Principal

Terry McCabe

Meet Terry

Terry founded McCabes in 1992 and is the head of the private clients group. He has over 40 years’ experience in providing strategic, commercial and timely legal advice to high-net-wealth individuals, family groups and small to medium enterprises. Over this...
Andrew Lacey
Managing Principal

Andrew Lacey

Andrew Lacey
Managing Principal

Andrew Lacey

Meet Andrew

Andrew is recognised as a leading Australian commercial litigator. He is the Managing Principal at McCabes and heads the litigation and dispute resolution group. His experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution spans a broad range of jurisdictions and industries. Andrew acts...
Claire Williamson
Special Counsel

Claire Williamson

Claire Williamson
Special Counsel

Claire Williamson

Meet Claire

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....
Stephanie Lowy
Lawyer

Stephanie Lowy

Stephanie Lowy
Lawyer

Stephanie Lowy

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie joined McCabes as a member of the 2019 graduate program and is now a lawyer in the Private Clients Group. Steph specialises in providing holistic estate planning services to clients, including wills and testamentary trusts, trust succession, and superannuation...

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