Andrew Meiliunas

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB, MIBL, BBus


With over 15 years' of experience, Andrew specialises in estate, will and trust disputes, complex estate administration and financial elder abuse.

Andrew provides his clients with thoughtful, practical, and commercial advice and guidance.

Andrew is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and has been named in the 2017 and 2021 Doyles Guide as a ‘Rising Star’ in the field of Australian Wills, Estates & Succession Planning.

He regularly publishes articles and presents and is often asked for comment by media outlets and sits of the Course Advisory Committee of the La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Juris Doctor programs.


  • Advising and acting in estate, will and trust disputes.
  • Acting for executors in defending Will disputes, and also beneficiaries and claimants in Will disputes.
  • Acting in challenges to will validity, including on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence and lack of knowledge and approval.
  • Acting for executors and beneficiaries in estate disputes including around delays, improper executor actions and executor commission.
  • Acting for legal personal representatives or beneficiaries in all facets of estate administration as well as bringing or defending claims against an estate and/or executor.
  • Advising trustees or beneficiaries on all facets of trust administration, including the exercise of trustee discretion and bringing or defending claims against a trust and/or trustee.
  • Advising on issues of will construction and interpretation.
  • Applications to recover money/assets misappropriated from an estate or a person with a disability by an attorney or a relative.
  • Applications to recover land transferred by a deceased person during their lifetime where the deceased lacked capacity to make the transfer or were unduly influenced.
  • Financial elder abuse.

Awards and recognition

Doyles Guide 2017 & 2021
Rising Star – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning

Latest thinking

Private Clients | 28 Nov 2023

Adequate does not always mean fair: family provision claims in Australia

We outline the key factors courts will take into account when answering the question of what is ‘adequate’ provision for a person who is eligible to make a claim, and has not been sufficiently provided for under the Will.