Ainsleigh Valentine

Ainsleigh Valentine



Legal secretary: Anne Olsen

+61 3 8600 8826

Ainsleigh is a lawyer practising principally in estate planning, estate litigation, probate and estate administration, trusts and superannuation.

Before being admitted to practice in 2016, Ainsleigh accumulated almost nine years’ experience in private client services, working as a paralegal with a range of firms and some of the most highly regarded specialists in the area. This valuable, practical experience has provided Ainsleigh with a holistic understanding of the many issues encompassing estate law.

Recognised by her peers for her knowledge and expertise, Ainsleigh was listed in the Doyle’s Wills & Estates Guide 2018, Australian Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Rising Stars.

Areas of practice

Estate planning

  • Wills
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Buy / sell agreements / shareholders agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Protecting estates from divorce
  • Superannuation and death
  • International wills
  • Business succession
  • Asset protection

Will disputes

  • Commencing will challenges
  • Defending will challenges
  • Advising and assisting executors with the administration of an estate

Guardianship, administration and elder law

  • Appearing in VCAT in guardianship and administration list
  • Advising on aged care
  • Advising on elder law issues

Deceased estates

  • Probate applications
  • Letters of administration applications
  • Estate administration
  • Complex and contested applications for probate or letters of administration
  • International estates

Estate litigation

  • Applications to remove executors or administrators
  • Acting as a litigation guardian (for minors or those under a disability)
  • Representing beneficiaries interests under an estate
  • Supreme Court proceedings for judicial advice as to the administration of an estate


  • Trust variations and appointments
  • Trust disputes (acting for both beneficiaries and trustees)
  • Applications to vary trusts
  • Supreme Court proceedings for judicial advice as to the administration of a trust
  • Charitable trusts (variations and advice)

Professional memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria