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Phil is renowned for his expertise in estate planning, superannuation and succession planning. He was awarded the Lawyer of the Year for Wealth Management and Succession Planning in Adelaide by Best Lawyers Australia (2019 edition).


Phil joined Mellor Olsson in 2006 as a Partner, having previously been a Partner at another South Australian firm.

He specialises in estate planning, estate administration and business/entity succession issues, ensuring that his clients’ assets are protected for the benefit of future generations. He assists clients across a wide spectrum of industries and occupations, tailoring their estate and asset protection plans to their personal circumstances to ensure optimal future outcomes. He is recognised as an expert in the area of Testamentary Trust Wills, which have unique asset protection and tax advantages.

With a wealth of experience in the commercial, tax and transactional law fields, Phil is ideally positioned to assist clients with significant net worth and complex financial affairs, both in South Australia and interstate, to plan for the future control and protection of companies, trusts and self-managed super funds.

Memberships & Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice