Luisa Di Bernardo - Managing Associate - Melbourne

Luisa Di Bernardo – Managing Associate – Melbourne

Luisa Di Bernardo - Managing Associate - Contested Estates

1300 038 223

Luisa is the Melbourne team leader in the contested estates division at Armstrong Legal. Luisa is an experienced wills and estates lawyer specialising in estate litigation. She has represented clients in family provision claims, contested probates, estate administration, probate applications and superannuation death benefit challenges. Her work has taken her to Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia. She prides herself on providing practical advice to her clients and seeking a speedy resolution. Luisa also ensures that her clients are supported by her and properly navigated throughout the litigation process, in what can be a difficult time.

Luisa is a member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP is an international professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning.

Outside of work, Luisa enjoys good food, travelling and baking sweets (and eating them!).

First and foremost, I want to thank you for your the work you are doing on my behalf and apologise we haven’t spoken personally. The attention to detail, timeliness and general care shown is of utmost professionalism in its finest. But secondly, it’s the support shown towards our circumstances that has been tremendous, especially in a world that we are not akin too. I know we still have a bit to do but in all essence, we are very grateful we found you.



Well the dust has settled and we have had time to reflect on how It all came out. There are a few things I want to say. Firstly I want to congratulate you on the hours you spent researching to strengthen my case you told me things about my family I never knew. You are a credit to your profession and Alun and your team no doubt realize this I would like to thank you also for covering some of the outlays on my behalf before it went to mediation. Also thank you for appointing Robert Shepherd as my counsel. His opening address was flawless and his negotiation skills are highlighted by the settlement we achieved. The appointment of Tim McFarlane as mediator was a coup I felt as soon as the ball was bounced the umpire was favoring the home team. I would like you to thank Alun on my behalf for having the fortitude to take this on on a no win no fee basis. There were risks involved for you because of the alienation with my mother being so long, but you made it happen. I would have no hesitation in recommending Armstrong Legal to any of my friends and family if the need arose. You have helped to make a massive difference to our lifestyle for the rest of our days. We will always remain indebted to you and the entire team forever. We wish you all the best for the future and hope you and your family and loved one stay healthy and safe during these troubled times.



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I would like to thank you for everything you have done for me. I do believe that if it wasn’t for your expertise in deceased estates I would not have gotten the amount I did. I am truly happy with the outcome. I wish you all the best and I will definitely recommend your company to anyone who may need your assistance in legal matters.

I am very grateful for you and I thank you. It is very much appreciated, a very good result. You and your team are very good at what you do. I did not expect so much, I would have been happy just to cover your costs. Very grateful and still shocked. I am very lucky. I am very happy about the children getting what they deserve also.

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