Snedden Hall and Gallop Lawyers Julia Bridgewater

Areas of Expertise

Succession Planning


Wills & Estates

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Julia joined Snedden Hall & Gallop in early 2020 to head up our Wills & Estates team. She was appointed to Director in July 2021.

She commenced her legal career in regional NSW, before moving to practise in Canberra. She has gained broad-ranging expertise in all aspects of wills and estate management. Julia has assisted many clients, from straightforward wills for new families to ensuring clients with more complex circumstances are able to protect their assets with effective succession plans.

As part of her practice, Julia is also able to assist clients with the conduct of estate matters in both the NSW and ACT courts. Julia has acted on behalf of executors faced with invalid wills or family provision claims as well as for clients making claims against an estate.

Julia obtained a Masters of Law from the NSW College of Law and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London. Prior to this she had completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney.

Leading Wills & Estates Lawyer

In 2023 Julia was recognised as a “Leading Wills & Estates Lawyer” by the Doyles Guide. 

In the news

Julia has recently featured in local Canberra media. You can read the stories by clicking the links below.

‘New laws making elder abuse a crime may cause confusion’RiotAct, 14 May 2020

‘New head of will and estates offers alternatives to doing business in person‘, RiotAct, 28 April 2020

Areas of expertise

  • Effective and efficient drafting of wills
  • Trusts advice
  • Advice on the commencement or response to claims against a deceased estate
  • Legal drafting: deeds of agreement

Recent Articles from Julia

Update – A grandparent lives in the granny flat

Different generations are choosing to live together again. With home ownership becoming more difficult for younger people to achieve and people living active lives for longer, we increasingly have conversations with clients about how to