McLane specialises in estate, will and trust disputes, complex estate administration and elder abuse. He has acted and advised on several large-scale and high-profile estate disputes in both the Supreme Court of WA and Court of Appeal, including multi-jurisdictional estates.
McLane also practices in commercial dispute resolution and insolvency.
McLane provides his clients with thoughtful, practical, and commercial advice and guidance.
- Advising and acting in estate, will and trust disputes.
- Acting for legal personal representatives, applicants and defendants in claims for adequate provision under the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA).
- Acting for legal personal representatives or beneficiaries in all facets of estate administration (both simple and complex), including multi-jurisdictional estates with unique and valuable assets 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.
- Acting for legal personal representatives and trusteees in applications for directions under the Trustees Act 1962 (WA) and/or Administration Act 1903 (WA).
- Advising on issues of will construction and interpretation.
- Advising and acting for clients challenging or defending the validity of a will.
- Advising on complex estate and business succession planning.
- Acting on behalf of clients in administration and guardianship applications under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (WA).
- Acting for clients in a range of commercial disputes including debt recovery, breach of contract, partnerships, corporations, equitable claims, consumer law, professional negligence, property, construction and defamation claims.
- Advising on various personal and corporate insolvency matters.
Awards and recognition
Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2023Wills & Estate Litigation Lawyers (Western Australia)
Private Clients | 28 Nov 2023
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.