Edward Skilton, Principal Lawyer, Sladen Legal, Melbourne
Edward is a Principal Lawyer in the business law team at Sladen Legal in Melbourne, with a particular focus on equity, trusts and succession.
The focus of his dispute practice is on protecting at risk beneficiaries and others negatively affected by the decisions of the incumbent controllers of estates and trusts. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in the County Court and Supreme Court in matters relating to trust advice, replacement of executors/trustees, validity of documents and transactions (including SMSF and trust distributions) and claims for further provision.
On the planning side, Edward prepares complex estate plans and is particularly interested in assisting the owners of private business groups transfer the business to the next generation, as distinct from a sale to third parties.
Where there are concerns about a person’s ability to make decisions about their own finances (including business and investment assets) and care, Edward advises and represents clients in relation to administration and guardianship applications in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal including applications for advice regarding proposed transactions, conflict transactions and compensation.
Edward is recommended in Doyles Guide for Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyers, Victoria.