Wightons Lawyers - Geelong
As one of the longest serving legal practices in Geelong, Wightons Lawyers remains committed to servicing the legal needs of the community whether as individuals or on a commercial basis. Our vision is to provide professional legal services to a standard beyond our client's expectations in a prompt, honest and effective manner.
Wightons Lawyers started back in 1898 when James Wighton commenced practice in Geelong. The firm became Wighton & McDonald in the 1920's.
In 2000 we changed our name simply to Wightons Lawyers.
Wightons Lawyers has played a major part in the legal life of the Geelong region since the late 1800's and we now offer a wide range of skills and accredited specialists in different areas of the law to serve you.
At Wightons Lawyers we pride ourselves on our ability to meet the needs of our clients. In undertaking this task, our solicitors take the time to develop a full understanding of each client's personal and legal situation so as to ensure that a global solution to their needs can be achieved.What We Do
In order to offer this service, we have available services from accredited specialists in the fields of criminal law, business law and wills and estates. As well, our experienced legal practitioners offer services in the areas of commercial litigation, family law, commercial leases and business acquisitions, trusts and incorporation of businesses. See our Areas of Practice.
We maintain integrity, confidentiality, independence and a superior level of technical expertise. This commitment provides on-going benefits to you through the delivery of effective legal advice and service.Wills & Estates
At Wightons Lawyers we have four lawyers who are engaged in preparation of Wills as a major part of their work. All different types of Will provisions are covered including testamentary trusts, disability trusts, charitable trusts and even trusts to look after your animals. We regularly act in obtaining probate of Wills and carrying out the administration of the estate on behalf of the executors.
One of our lawyers, David Lindsay, is accredited as a specialist in Wills and Estates.
We often take proceedings for plaintiffs and defendants in cases where someone has failed to provide sufficiently for a member of the family and further provision is then sought from the estate. These applications are becoming more common and we have the expertise to look after any of these matters.Powers of Attorney
There are at least three types of Power of Attorney -
- 1. Financial, which allows someone to sign documents on your behalf
- 2. Medical - where you appoint someone to give consent for medical treatment on your behalf and;
- 3. Guardianship where you appoint someone to make decisions for you if you lose the capacity to make those decisions yourself.
We offer an excellent range of high-quality legal services, including:
- Wills and estates
- Family law
- Property law and conveyancing
- Commercial / business law
- Dispute resolution & litigation
- Incorporation and trusts
- Victims of crime
- Notary public