Phone:+61 3 9225 7026
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555 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Justin’s practice generally consists of disputes involving wills, trusts, equity, probate and real property.
He is accredited with the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in Wills and Estates and is currently completing a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.
Justin is consistently recognised in Doyles Guide as one of Victoria’s leading Wills and Estates Litigation Barristers.
A selection of Court of Appeal matters in which Justin has appeared include:
O'Connor v James  VSCA 265 (compromise of contested probate proceedings)
Wales v Wales  VSCA 345 (family trust dispute) led by R C Wells
A selection of Supreme Court matters in which Justin has appeared include:
Re Besanko  VSC 170 (defending probate of video Will)
Re Besanko (No 2)  VSC 281 (costs of informal Will proceedings)
Re Wattie; Wattie v Wattie  VSC 701 (costs against solicitor under CPA)
Re Warner  VSC 656 (passing over executor)
EBG v KPZ  VSC 630 (VCAT direction to administrator to withdraw family provision claim)
Linke & Ors v Linke & Ors  VSC 505 (complex equitable claim over family farm)
Linke & Ors v Linke & Ors (No 2)  VSC 815 (costs of defendant separately represented)
Re Wood  VSC 597 (approval of infant compromise)
Singer v Spiewak & Anor  VSC 521 (breach of fiduciary duty by an attorney)
Re Parr; State Trustees Limited v Nicholson  VSC 359 (testamentary capacity case)
IMO the Estate of John Panagopoulos  VSC 134 (grant of probate in solemn form)
Re Anderson  VSC 338 (revocation of grant of probate)
Re Watson  VSC 322 (revocation of grant of probate)
Kempson v Davison  VSC 366 (extension of orders sought by administrator)
Re Sanders  VSC 694 (application to admit informal will to probate)
A selection of County Court and VCAT matters in which Justin has appeared include:
Cocks v Cocks  VCC 103 (constructive or resulting trust case)
Dreamfields Pty Ltd v Zacutti  VCC 2073 (contract and equity case)
Cherukuri v Danthuluri (Civil Claims)  VCAT 1444 (definition of ‘services’ under the ACL)
Farrugia v State Trustee Limited  VCC (family provision trial – reasons restricted)
Prior to coming to the bar Justin practised at a national law firm.
To get in touch with Justin Rizzi | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or email@example.com
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