Tom McVeigh

Tom is the Managing Director of Murdoch Lawyers.

Biography

My name is Tom McVeigh and I practice in the Estate Planning Section at Murdoch Lawyers.

The main reasons I became a lawyer over thirty years ago were to help people and to become their trusted adviser.

I have found during my career that providing “peace of mind” to numerous people in their estate planning has not only given them satisfaction but has also been very rewarding for me.

During this time I have also enjoyed developing unique strategies that address clients’ concerns about estate planning issues that are typically not available from other firms.

Because dealing with what is to happen in the event of your death can very confronting, I have found that it is important to form a strong relationship with clients where they feel comfortable in sharing their concerns and issues with me.

There is nothing more rewarding for me to see the relief and appreciation from clients when a plan is put into put into place that provides them peace of mind.

Hopefully I can continue to do this for many years to come!

Practice Areas

Practice Areas based on Client Type or Concerns

  • Farmers and business owners looking to transfer their business to the next generation;
  • Clients who would like to ensure they save as much tax as possible;
  • People with blended families;
  • Parents wishing to ensure that any inheritance left to children is protected from the divorce or bankruptcy of a child;
  • Parents who would like to ensure that the inheritance stays in the bloodline in the event of a premature death of a child;
  • Clients who have concerns about a child’s addiction like gambling, drug and alcohol abuse;
  • Parents who have children with a disability;
  • Parents who have concerns about a child’s ability to manage money.

Practice Areas based on type of law

Qualifications & Reputation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws UQ;
  • Diploma of Legal Practice Management;

Presentations, Papers and Publications

  • Book “Estate Planning-Hits and Misses”;
  • Numerous papers and presentations on estate planning and related issued to solicitor groups, clients and professional bodies;

Articles

Trust Distributions – Be Careful

In the lead up to another 30 June, Domazet v Jure Investments Pty Limited [2016] ACTSC 33 (7 March 2016) is a…

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A Dead Man’s Sperm can Now be Used to Father Children Post-death. But What does this Mean for Wills, Estates and Family Law?

Unless you have been avoiding the internet, television, radio and social media for the past 24 hours, you have no…

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Estate Planning for Couples with Young Families: 5 Things You Must Cover

It’s estimated that nearly 50% of Australians will die without a Will.  For many couples with young families preparing a…

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Superannuation Death Benefits: Can You Overcome a Technicality?

Superannuation payments have historically been very ‘clear cut’ as far as the potential recipient of a death benefit payment is…

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Same-Sex Couples Married Overseas now face Estate Planning Uncertainty.

Marriage Amendments (Definitions and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 (Cth) made Australian history on December 9 2017 by legalising same-sex marriage….

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Podcasts

Estate Planning and the July 2017 Superannuation Changes

In this podcast, Estate Planning expert, Tom McVeigh discusses the impact that the 1 July 2017 Superannuation changes are having…

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 Tom McVeigh - Lawyer in Estate Planning Team at Murdoch Lawyers

Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 4616 9815