Paul Beasant

Legal secretary: Hannah Murray
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Paul practises principally in wills and estates, guardianship and administration, trusts and asset protection, and is experienced in advising high-net-worth families and individuals in relation to all aspects of wills, estates and trust-related matters.

Paul represents clients in litigated matters involving contested wills, estate disputes, trust disputes and breaches of fiduciary duties. He has handled a large number of contested will claims, and has been involved in numerous estate and trust litigation cases.

Paul has a special interest in guardianship and administration matters. He advises and acts in applications to VCAT and proceedings to recover assets for elderly clients and clients with a disability.

Paul joined KCL Law in November 2015 as a Senior Associate, and was appointed as a Special Counsel in July 2017. Paul previously worked in a full service commercial law firm and in a large trustee company.


In 2021, Paul was recognised as a ‘leading’ lawyer in the Doyle’s Estates & Litigation Guide, Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers — Victoria, 2021

Paul’s previous individual accolades in the Doyle’s Wills & Estates Guides include:

  • Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers — Victoria, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (Recommended)
  • Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers — Victoria, 2018 (Recommended)


Recently, Paul was also named a ‘finalist’ in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2021 for Special Counsel of the Year.

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