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Shane Williams

Partner - Wills & Estate and Family Lawyer

Telephone: (03) 9435 9044

Shane Williams is a Partner at Tonkin Legal Group. He specialises in helping people plan their Estates and is a highly experienced Family Lawyer.

  • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University 1985
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Shane’s main focus is to help our clients ensure that their assets are passed on to the next generation in the most effective way possible and in exact accordance with their wishes.  Shane is also a highly regarded Family Lawyer, specialising in cases where there are significant assets to be protected via a pre-nuptial Agreement or divided upon separation.

Shane  previously owned a city-based estate planning firm and also practised as a financial planner.

As you might expect, Shane is passionate about the importance of thoughtful forward planning. 

Our clients value his carefully considered and measured advice, his deep knowledge of estate planning, financial savvy and his ability to guide them successfully through even the most complex of cases.  


  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Law Australasia


Shane is a husband and father. 

He has persuaded himself that he is a gourmet, and has grand ambitions of one day learning to play a musical instrument.

Services offered by Shane Williams

Preparing a Will

Expert help to prepare a legally valid Will that explains what you want to happen to your family, property, assets and possessions when you die.

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Challenging a Will

Do you want to challenge a will? Speak to one of our experienced estate lawyers first & make sure you get accurate,unbiased legal advice to help you proceed

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Pre-nuptial agreements

Get your pre-nuptial agreement drafted by Tonkin Law. This is a very important document and you should seek experts in pre-nuptial agreement law to draft it

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Powers of Attorney

Nominate your power of attorney to ensure someone you trust is authorised to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

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Estate Planning

Estate planning enables you to ensure assets are passed to your chosen beneficiaries in the best & most tax effective way. We are experienced estate lawyers

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Dealing with family violence

We help anyone experiencing family violence & have a supportive family law team to provide you with the advice you need to protect yourself and your family

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Negotiating separation

Tonkin Law has team of experienced divorce lawyers who can help couples in the process of negotiating separation while protecting everyone's best interests

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Fixed fee pre-separation advice

As experienced divorce lawyers, we offer our clients pre-separation advice to help protect the best interests of everyone involved. Find out more online

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Administering an estate

Learn more about what it means to administer an estate and how our experienced estate lawyers can help you through this process at Tonkin Law

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Finalising your divorce

Tonkin Law can help you in the process of finalising your divorce. Call us today to speak with one of our experienced divorce lawyers, confidentially.

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A Helpful Guide to Successfully Navigating Separation and Divorce

Are you in the process of separating or divorcing? Our free guide to navigating separation and divorce is here to answer your questions!

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