Henry Packham (Principal Solicitor)

Dip Leg Studies

Contact Henry on 02 9410 3846 or email to henry.packham@packhamsolicitors.com.au to arrange an obligation free consultation for all your legal matters.

Henry became a solicitor in 1977 in NSW (download Practicing Certificate by clicking here) and has been continuously in practice since then. As well as legal qualifications, Henry has extended his knowledge base by undertaking courses in management and accounting at Charles Sturt University Bathurst. He is approachable and pragmatic in his approach.

Henry has extensive recent practical experience across all key aspects of the law, including:

  • property transactions – sale and purchase;
  • business transactions – contracts – sale and purchase;
  • wills/probate/estate work and Family Provisions actions;
  • conveyancing;
  • commercial leasing;
  • estate planning and advice;
  • corporate business advice;
  • contract management; and
  • commercial debt collection.

Past experience

  • acting as director and secretary of listed public companies;
  • acting as director and secretary of mortgage trust;
  • dealing with auditors for superannuation trusts;
  • preparing documentation for the listing of public company IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange;
  • reporting and liaising with Australian Prudential Regulation authority regarding superannuation funds and trusts; and
  • legal advice and application under the Australian Securities and Investment Commission legislation for Responsible Entity status for publicly listed company.

Probate

I want to leave my children enough that they feel they can do anything, but not so much that they do nothing.” ~ Warren Buffet

Probate is a document issued by the court certifying the Will’s validity and confirming the appointment of an Executor to administer the deceased estate. The court requires proof that the Executor appointed in the Will is alive, willing and competent to undertake the tasks involved. Also, it is important to verify that the document is the last Will made by the deceased and that there are no objections to that Will.

Packham Solicitors specialises in the quick handling of estates. The first part of the process is the placing of an advertisement through the offices of the Supreme Court. We do this on the same day that the Executor or Executrix calls into the office and issues instructions. This means that the application for grant of probate of the Will can be lodged 14 days later and speeds up the process. While the grant of probate is being made by the Supreme Court, our staff are preparing the documents to enable the transfer all the assets to the beneficiaries or cashing them out. This means that there is less risk of assets being unavailable to beneficiaries and those beneficiaries get their rightful entitlements as soon as possible.

 

Call Packham Solicitors on 02 9410 3846 or fill out the contact form online for obligation free consultation regarding application for probate.