Equity Trustees has expanded its estate planning team in Western Australia with the appointment of a new estate planning lawyer.
Brigitte Hollett has been named in the role following the appointment of Stephanie Smith as estate planning solicitor.
Equity Trustees national manager of estate planning, Anna Hacker, said the appointment comes at a time when "estate planning is becoming increasingly important".
“As our population ages, our estate planning division must adapt and expand its skill set in order to offer this changing demographic the quality of service that Equity Trustees prides itself on.
“We are continuing to invest in the business to ensure we have the resources, knowledge and skills to meet the changing needs of Australians as well as the requirements of those that assist them.
“In particular, financial advisers must increasingly respond to the demands of Australia’s ageing population as well as the changing requirement of blended families and people having more than one partner during their lifetime,” she said.
Prior to joining Equity Trustees, Ms Hollett was an officer for the personal trusts and estate planning division at National Australia Trustees.
“Brigitte’s experience in estate planning will strengthen our Perth branch with specific knowledge of how to assist our clients and partners,” Ms Hacker said.
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