Justin Brown

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Called to the Bar:

Justin Brown

Justin has been listed since 2017 in the Doyle’s Guide as Recommended Junior Counsel in the area of Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel. He is recognised for the depth and breadth of his advocacy skills, understanding of complex legal issues and strategic thinking.

Justin is also a lecturer in succession law at the University of Sydney and has been a guest lecturer in the courses offered by the College of Law in the Master of Applied Law (Wills and Estates).

He regularly appears for executors, trustees and beneficiaries of deceased estates at both trial and appellate level, primarily in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, as well as in the High Court in Nobarani v Mariconte [2018] HCA 36.

Justin possesses considerable advocacy experience and provides sound legal advice in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has completed LEADR’s Mediator’s Course and regularly appears as counsel for clients at mediations.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Sydney and a Masters of Applied Laws specialising in wills and estate. Prior to being called to the Bar in 2013, Justin practised as a solicitor and was instructed in several leading cases in wills and estate litigation.


Master of Applied Law (Wills and Estates), College of Law

Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Sydney

Professional experience

Solicitor, Owen Hodge Lawyers (2006 to 2013)

Paralegal, Monti Smith Legal (2002 to 2005)

Selected Cases

King v Hudson [2009] NSWSC 1013: An application seeking probate of an informal document under section 18A of the Wills, Probate and Administration Act 1898 (NSW). The defendants alleged that the testator lacked testamentary capacity

Clines v Johnston & Anor [2008] NSWSC 524: The plaintiff sought declarations for probate where the will could not be found

Lockrey v Ferris [2011] NSWSC 179: A case involving the construction and rectification of a will

Hadfield v Hadfield [2010] NSWSC 561: An out of time Family Provision Act 1982 (NSW) claim