201 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000
99 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
231 North Quay
Brisbane QLD 4000
1 Farrell Place
Canberra ACT 2601
Level 28, AMP Tower
140 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Level 30, Westpac House
91 King William St
Adelaide SA 5000
Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
Melbourne: (03) 9620 2777
Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
Adelaide: (08) 8410 0055
Perth: (08) 9321 5505
Below are a number of testimonials from our contested wills clients.
You can read about what previous clients have said about our family lawyers. You can also click through to the lawyer's profile.
"We would like to thank you for the personal attention from Serenay and the efforts of Armstrong Legal since the beginning of this matter in March 2016. It has been a great comfort during a time of emotion and stress to have been associated with a team of professionals."
"Thankyou so very much for all your hard work and your compassion, it's meant a great deal to me. I'd like to also thank your team for their help in my case. I shall recommend your company in the future."
"I would like to let you know that I have had a wonderful and positive experience with your firm thanks to Paul Traianedes, Serenay Kalkan and Alexander Sullivan during my matter which began in May 2016 and is now coming to a close with a great outcome.
I would like to especially thank Serenay - she is a valuable asset to your firm.
She has a perfect mix of professionalism and empathy plus an exceptional personal dedication to your clients to bring about the best outcome for them, she really cares about your clients - it was obvious from the start and made me feel very secure! She's positive, knows her "stuff", shoots straight from the hip, which is what I needed at times, and never failed to listen to me through all of the gamut of my emotions during this matter."
"What a relief that it is finally over and I would like to thank you very much for all your time and effort – it has certainly been a long journey. "
"Thank you so much for your very competent assistance."
"We found the whole experience in dealing with Armstrong Legal from finding your firm on the Internet through consultation, negotiation and resolution of the estate, extremely professional and well managed. Thank you."
"I wanted to thank you again for all your hard work and diligence in the resolution of our matter.I, for one, am happy with the result. Thanks for attending to the huge amount of detail, your clear intelligent advice, and for making yourself available. You were a pleasure to work with and very supportive through the whole process."
"Paul provided a very professional service and we appreciate the effort he put into the case."
"Alun was very professional and personable. He communicated his recommendations through each step of the case clearly, and was lovely to deal with."
"Just a quick note to thank you for the absolutely outstanding service you provided me. You were very responsive and attentive throughout the matter. I am very grateful for your advice, thrilled with the outcome and relieved at how smoothly it all went."
"I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Janet and her team for their work on my case.Their professionalism and sound advice, made for a pleasant legal experience and successful outcome. Janet herself, is a super woman and true pleasure to deal with. She exudes the perfect combination of intelligence, empathy and warmth, making the emotional aspect of my case much easier to handle. I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing representation in a will dispute and wish herself and team continued success."
"Thank you for your time and in particular, your transparency with this case.
To be quite honest and from a client's perspective, I appreciate the volume of information that you request as i am a believer in being 'armed with knowledge', especially when it comes to legal matters. Such detail also demonstrates that Armstrong Legal are taking the time in this case to get the best possible outcome, so I really appreciate it.
Furthermore, Armstrong Legla have demonstrated a greater standard to the opposition when comparing affidavits. When search for a lawyer, it's a risk for the consumer but I have no regrets in choosing Armstrong Legal."
"Serenay Kalkan has helped me through one of the toughest periods of my life. She was my constant guidance throughout a long difficult battle with my late mother's estate. Serenay would advise of the legality of what was happening but also have the empathy that was required to get me through the week ahead. She would explain everything and keep me updated. I'd receive emails or calls late in the day and with the time difference in Perth, it would be very late for Serenay. Serenay has made it so much easier for me to process and finalise my mother's estate, she is a huge asset for 'Armstrong Legal'."
"I am writing this letter as a recommendation for Maree Harris and Armstrong legal for their outstanding legal service, they were efficient, kind and compassionate through a very difficult time and I highly recommend them and would have no hesitation to engage their services again if the need arose."
"I would like to thank my solicitor Maree Harris for all her work in handling my case through to completion. I found Maree had a genuine sense of care for my matter, which I really appreciated, as being left out of my father's will was painful emotionally for me. Maree was very efficient and prompt in all paperwork matters including emails, returning my phone calls and in preparing my affidavit and supporting documentation.
Contesting an estate is a significant paperwork exercise and Maree always responded quickly and efficiently. It was also of great benefit to me that Maree specialises in contesting wills. She new the process very well and the necessary steps involved in contesting an estate. This simplified the process for me.
Whilst Maree's demeanour was warm and friendly, I also clearly witnessed her strength, decisiveness and frankness when dealing with the defendant solicitor. She argued my case and advocated my claim clearly and with determination. Maree's expertise enabled the process to be as streamlined as possible and most importantly we did receive a good financial legacy for me. On conclusion Maree handled my case with professionalism and care. A good financial outcome was achieved for me which will be of great help to me and my family. I thank Maree and Armstrong Legal for handling my matter."
"Thank you for transfering my legacy money, and most importantly for being instrumental in assisting me in receiving it.We did a lot of work together to obtain it. My legacy will make a significant difference for me and my family and definately help mend at some level my unfortunate relationship with my father during the last few years of his life.For that I am very grateful."
"I just wanted to thank you for all the work you have done. I appreciate how you handled the matter and your patience and dilligence in dealing with my matter."
"No matter the outcome, I could not be happier with my treatment by you and by extension Armstrong Legal. You have been compassionate and attentive-never once have I felt reduced to a case number or that my case wasn't important to you. After the case has been settled I would like to work with your internet marketing team to produce an International testimonial. There are many Australians living abroad that would probably feel that they have no redress because they are not IN Australia. I would be more than happy to provide Armstrong Legal with a testimonial aimed to impress upon Global Australians that distance is no impediment to their rights."
"Serenay possesses amazing skills and knowledge in dealing with legal matters which she had emonstrated in a wide range of professional legal practices from managing and assisting lawyers with important documents for trial matters and litigation documents.
I speak from experience that I have been a client of a well-known legal firm which are expert in dealing with expertise on Wills and Probate matters.
Serenay is a caring person who makes every endeavour to ensure that her clients are treated with the utmost care and given the best professional advice and support."
"The solicitor and paralegal that handled my case were excellent in answering my concerns and providing the necessary guidance. They explained the legal process in a manner that I could clearly understand and were promptly available to answer my questions. They made me confident that I had selected the right solicitors to handle my legal application and I had no concerns that they would carry out their work to achieve the most favourable outcome for me.
Should I require legal counsel in the future I would not hesitate to appoint Armstrong Legal."
"I want to take the opportunity to thank you again for all your assistance and patience you provided during this estate settlement. Your manner and professionalism has been well received and would highly recommend Armstrong Legal to any friends or family."
"I am writing to you to give you feedback on one of your incredible staff members, Serenay Kalkan.
My father passed away intestate in April 2014 and my brother and I were recommended to Armstrong Legal, as you were the best Wills and Estate lawyers in Australia.
Serenay has been the best support to my brother and myself. She has and continues to bend over backwards for me. Serenay constantly keeps me ‘focused on the prize’, even when I can go off on my 'spoilt youngest child moments'. Serenay is always extremely polite and responds to my million and one questions extremely prompt. She has also had to deal with the opposition’s lawyer, who is known to be extremely difficult to deal with.
Please take this letter as appreciation that Serenay has made to date."
"Extremely pleased at the overall process and support provided."
"From the initial consultations with Serenay, to the meeting with Paul, I was constantly assured that my matter would be resolved quickly and effortlessly, and that I need not be stressing unnecessarily.
Their explanation, in plain English, of the law, the process, and tactics to be employed, allayed my fears and concerns.
As well as being approachable, both Serenay and Paul took the time to hear my concerns, which probably had no relevance in the eyes of the law, but to me, left me feeling secure and confident.
For their professionalism, I thank them dearly."
"I was happy with the final result in spite of the tortuous relations with my brother. It was a relief to be able to rely on advice on how to respond appropriately to the negative responses from my brother."
"Many thanks again for all your help over this awful business. Although I have had a difficult time working through the conflict with my brother, at least it has been a pleasure dealing with you."
Thank you for your hard work and support. I appreciate everything you've done. You are amazing."
"I refer to my matter which we have concluded in the last couple of days, following collaboration for almost two years. I have found you to be highly professional in your approach to your work and exemplary in meeting deadlines, as well as always being approachable and helpful in relation to any problems that may have arisen - and there certainly were more than just a few.
In summary, I can confidently recommend the services of Armstrong Legal in any matter which involves testamentary disputes, challenges to wills and applications for family provision. Thank you for your co-operation and assistance throughout the conduct of a difficult matter."
"I would like to add that I am very happy with the way Armstrong Legal handled the settlement of my late mother’s estate. In particular I found Maree Athanasoupolos to be very efficient courteous and helpful at all times and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to others."
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude for your professionalism and assistance with my recent legal matter.
Thankyou for giving me hope, guidance and empathy throughout my emotional ordeal. You always took time to give me advice at any time , day or night, and you were always available to explain any legal jargon. I felt you were my guiding angel when I needed professional help. It was wonderful that you also referred the matter to a barrister when it was required and it along with your guidance gave me confidence to proceed.
It was pleasing to have negotiated a favourable outcome and I would recommend you and your firm to anybody.
As you are aware I did find this to be an extremely difficult period and your exceptional professionalism was greatly appreciated. I wish you all the very best in both your professional and personal future endeavours."
"I am writing to express my gratitude and thanks to Janet Botros for her handling of the matter regarding the estate of my late mother Maureen.
This matter was definitely not your “run of the mill’ or ‘out of the box’ scenario and involved a complex web of both legal and moral issues. Right from the start and through until completion, Janet tackled and handled these issues with the utmost of professionalism.
I definitely wear my heart on my sleeve and over the past 12 months I found Janet to be an extremely passionate, caring and empathetic person, who was able to manage my expectations and fears with the utmost of sensitivity.
The whole experience and outcome of this matter has been life changing for me and for that I have Janet to thank."
"I had a particularly complex and difficult Will and a good friend of mine recommended Janet Botros as being an exceptionally good lawyer. I was NOT disappointed. From the moment I spoke to Janet I just knew she was the precise person to take on this complex case. Upon initial contact with Janet, I asked her a huge myriad of questions which she answered sincerely, truthfully and also gave of her time willingly and never once did she rush me off the phone.
On occasion I got most despondent regarding the case and when calling Janet she sensed how I felt and was CONTINUOUSLY assisting my outlook on the positive. I could not have got through this case without Janet’s honourable and genuine help. She made me laugh when I wanted to cry.
Janet is unconditionally efficient; I was constantly updated by her and notified at every stage the case was at, I was never ever left hanging wondering what was going on.
I can honestly say Janet went above and beyond the call of duty and I sincerely mean this. She is a most wonderful, caring decent person and I absolutely recommend Janet Botros without a doubt."
"During our dealing with a will dispute, we found ourselves on an emotional roller coaster and unsure of what was ahead of us; the legal team which we dealt with were fantastic, they guided us through the entire process, emotionally supported us and helped us reach the best possible outcome in such a hard situation.
Janet was amazing; she not only is brilliant at what she does in a legal sense but was remarkable at making it as least distressing as possible. Situations like these are traumatic and when going into a state of affairs of a will being disputed then you need not only feel supported but confident in their knowledge of the legal system, we found this with Armstrong Legal (Butlers) but especially with Janet. She was our guiding light in a very dark time. We not only got a positive outcome to the situation but also had complete support during the entire process from the initial phone call to the proceedings being finalised. I would highly recommend this law firm."
"I would like to thank you for the amazing job you did for us in pursuit of funds from my mother's estate. I believe we have the best outcome and we would not have achieved this without your knowledge and professionalism.
Your honest and open guidance, as this matter was progressing was absolutely refreshing. I also liked the fact that you kept us informed every step of the way.
So thank you so much, we are very happy with the result that you liaised to obtain for us and I would certainly recommend your company to anyone seeking assistance."
Have you been left out of a Will or treated unfairly? We offer a free assessment of your case and a no win no fee policy. We have a specialist team that deals only in Wills & Estates servicing NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA & WA. The law relating to Wills and Estates can often be complex and confusing so we encourage you to make contact with our team.
Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
Melbourne: (03) 9620 2777
Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
Adelaide: (08) 8410 0055
Perth: (08) 9321 5505