City born and country raised Warwick Gilbertson understands people as much as he understands the law.
It is this combination of talents coupled with 40 years of experience that has seen Warwick become a sought after advisor regarding Wills, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, Trusts, Companies, Superannuation Funds, Business entities and the claims that can be made upon them.
Warwick's journey as a lawyer has brought him far since being admitted to practice as a Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1975, to a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1980, to now being Partner at Turnbull Hill Lawyers. He is the partner in charge of our Estate Planning, Contested Wills and Family Law Teams.
As a person who cares greatly about others it comes as no surprise that Warwick and his teams commit themselves daily to protecting families and other stakeholders.
One way they achieve this is by structuring a client's existing and future wealth in a way that minimises risk. Clients with a range of business interests and personal assets find this service a vital component of their broader planning and risk management strategies.
Warwick sees this proactive and planned approach to risk minimisation as a key service for many of his clients rather than the more traditional approach of only assisting the client when a problem occurs. His accreditation as a Family Law Specialist is testimony to his expertise in dealing with property settlements; especially those cases that involve the added complexity of partnerships, companies, trusts and self managed super funds.
He has extensive experience in contested wills and estate cases in the Equity and Probate Divisions of the Supreme Court. These matters include claims for equitable relief.
Warwick moved to Newcastle in 2003 to join the team at Turnbull Hill Lawyers although as an avid sailor, proximity to Lake Macquarie was quite possibly the real reason for him becoming a Novocastrian. When not assisting clients or sailing, Warwick is out and about with his family or involved with his local church.
QualificationsBachelor of Law (University of Tasmania)
Accredited Specialist (Family Law) - 20 years
Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW since 1980
Associate Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia
Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
"I just wanted to say thank you again Warwick. Your generosity of your extended time spent with me is very, very much appreciated. I have to say that I was extremely sceptical about starting up the legal path again, due to previously not being taken seriously - and I was concerned I was going to be on another trip that would result in a great deal of money spent, with no outcome, and no-one interested in looking into things further for me. However, I feel that this time around things are and will be different. I know that you are here to help. I appreciate your time and your authenticity."
- Michele G
"It is with warm and sincere gratitude that I thank Warwick for his assistance during a time we found very stressful."
- P & S Haller
"I am writing to express our thanks and appreciation to Warwick in the final settlement of our mother's estate. For us, it has be a long drawn-out process, but we are pleased that, with his professional assistance, the matter has finally been resolved. Thank you for the 'hands on' approach your Company has with clients - we felt we counted as people, not as just a numbered file! We would certainly recommend your Estates team and services to anyone who may need them."
- Betty Elliott
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