Maree van der Kwast

LLB(Hons), BA


Maree joined Dwyer Durack in 2001. She heads the Wills, Probate and Estates Department. In July 2005 Maree became a partner of Dwyer Durack and in July 2006 a director of Dwyers Legal Pty Ltd.

Maree had always been interested in estates and gained first class honours from the University of Western Australia with a thesis about inheritance rights.

Since being admitted to practice she has focused on litigation relating to equitable claims, action pursuant to the Inheritance Act and disputes about deceased estates, trusts and Wills. Maree also drafts Wills and administers non-contentious estates.


  • Wills, Probate & Estates
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Dispute Resolution & General Litigation


  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)
  • Admission Date: 2 February 2002


  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

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Peter Fraser Managing Director
Maree van der Kwast Director
Daniel Gill Director
Chad Heslop Director
Bill Hu Senior Lawyer - Wills, Probate & Estates
Lucie Ingram Senior Lawyer - Criminal Injuries Compensation & Abuse in Care Claims
Anna Christiansen Senior Lawyer - Wills, Probate & Estates
Amrit Kaur Senior Lawyer - Family & De Facto Law
Emily Pickering Senior Lawyer - Criminal Law & Liquor Licensing
Sharon Norris Chartered Legal Executive - Wills, Probate & Estates
Leanne Shepherd Senior Paralegal Liquor Licensing / Teams & Culture
Sarah Hedley Senior Bookkeeper
Sylvia Knighton Senior Legal Assistant / Operations Co-ordinator - Liquor Licensing
Susan Carpenter Senior Legal Assistant / Paralegal - Family & De Facto Law
Amanda Thorpe Legal Assistant - Criminal Injuries Compensation & Abuse in Care Claims
Joanne Sweetman Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate & Estates
Shevaun Cooley Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate & Estates
Chris Betcher Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate and Estates
Tessa Commins Receptionist
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