Ainsley Atkins

BA, LLB (Hons)
Legal secretary: Amanda Fitch
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Ainsley is a member of the Estate Group. Her practice includes assisting clients in a broad range of estate matters, primarily focusing on estate disputes and litigation, guardianship and administration and trust disputes, .
Since joining the firm, Ainsley has advised a variety of clients including individuals, professional trustees and professional advisers in estate related matters.Ainsley approaches her practice with diligence, sensitivity and professionalism, and is committed to achieving practical resolutions to her clients’ legal issues.Prior to joining KCL Law, Ainsley worked at a Melbourne based law firm where she gained experience across a broad range of general practice areas, with a particular focus on estate litigation and civil litigation.Ainsley was admitted to practice in 2017, after completing a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from Monash University.Ainsley is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and Victorian Women Lawyers.

Areas of practice

Estate disputes and litigation 
  • Testator’s Family Maintenance Claims in the Supreme Court and County Court
  • Commencing and defending will changes
  • Removal of executors and administrators
  • Representing beneficiaries’ interests
Probate and administration 
  • Contested probate applications
  • Advising and assisting executors
  • Supreme Court proceedings for judicial advice as to the administration of an estate
Guardianship and administration 
  • Applications to VCAT for appointment or revocation of guardians, administrators and attorneys
  • Advice regarding breach of duties by attorneys and VCAT appointed administrators
  • Applications for advice to administrators
  • Trust disputes (acting for trustees and beneficiaries)
  • Advice to trustees and beneficiaries
  • Supreme Court proceedings for judicial advice as to trust administration

Professional Memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Victorian Women Lawyers

Admitted to practice

  • 2017 — Supreme Court of Victoria