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

Our People

Peter Fraser Managing Director
Maree van der Kwast Director
Eleanor Scarff Director
Annemarie Papelard Chief Financial Officer - Accounts
Daniel Gill Co-Head of Department - Wills, Probate & Estates
Chad Heslop Head of Department - Family & De Facto Law
David Squires Senior Lawyer - Family & De Facto Law
Alec Weston Senior Lawyer - Liquor Licensing
Lucie Ingram Senior Lawyer - Personal Injury Law
Anna Christiansen Lawyer - Wills, Probate & Estates
Lani Rimkus Lawyer - Personal Injury Law
Emily Pickering Lawyer - Criminal Law & Liquor Licensing
Sebastian Sweeney Lawyer - Family & De Facto Law
Katie Li Lawyer - Personal Injury Law
Steph De La Cuesta Lawyer - Wills, Probate & Estates
Sharon Norris Chartered Legal Executive - Wills, Probate & Estates
Leanne Shepherd Senior Paralegal - Liquor Licensing
Sylvia Knighton Senior Legal Assistant - Liquor Licensing
Susan Carpenter Senior Legal Assistant / Paralegal - Family & De Facto Law
Tracey McCurdy Senior Legal Assistant / Paralegal - Family & De Facto Law
Amanda Thorpe Legal Assistant - Personal Injury Law
Karen Dick Legal Assistant - Personal Injury Law
Joanne Sweetman Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate & Estates
Shevaun Cooley Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate & Estates
Kieran Kerai Legal Assistant - Personal Injury Law
Emma Sharpe Receptionist - Administration
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