Craig Birtles

Contact Details

  • Called to the Bar

    1 May 2017

  • Prior to coming to the bar Craig was admitted as a solicitor in 2008 and practiced with Teece Hodgson & Ward for 9 years. From 2015 – 2017 Craig was an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law. He was named as a Rising Star in the 2017 edition of Doyle’s Guide in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation.

    Craig is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a co-author of C Birtles and R Neal, Hutley’s Australian Wills Precedents 8th Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths) 2013 and 9th Edition 2016. He is an adjunct lecturer for College of Law (Masters of Applied Law), Family Provision subject and is also a casual lecturer in the Law Extension Committee Diploma of Law, Succession Law subject

  • Areas of Practice

  • Qualifications

    B.Com LLB (Hons), University of Sydney

    Adjunct Lecturer, College of Law (Masters of Applied Law) Family Provision subject, 2016 –

    Casual Lecturer, Law Extension Committee, Diploma of Law, Succession Law subject, 2015 –

  • Membership

    NSW Bar Association

    Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)

  • Selected Cases

    Gray v Hart & Ors [2012] NSWSC 1435 (27 November 2012)

    W v H [2014] NSWSC 1696 (28 November 2014)

    Re RB, a protected estate family settlement [2015] NSWSC 70 (16 February 2015)

    Estate Stojic, deceased [2017] NSWSC 168 (3 March 2017)

  • Publications Available for Download

  • 13/05/2017
  • 30/03/2017
  • Publications

    C Birtles & R Neal, Hutley’s Australian Wills Precedents 8th Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths) 2013

    C Birtles & R Neal, Hutley’s Australian Wills Precedents 9th Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths) 2016

    M Willmott SC & C Birtles, “Testamentary dispositions”, (2016) 43 Aust Bar Rev 62 (special edition: Estate Administration, Probate, Family Provision and Protective Cases).