Practice area(s): Wills and Estates
Location(s): Sydney, Parramatta

Alana Pearson is a Senior Associate and State Wills & Estate Leader in Maurice Blackburn’s Sydney office who works exclusively in Wills and Estates law across the New South Wales jurisdiction. She regularly sees clients in our Parramatta office and will travel to regional areas including Newcastle.

Alana has eight years of experience in Wills and Estate law. She has worked on a wide range of estate litigation matters including family provision claims, contested Probates, Applications for Statutory Wills, Will validity claims, estate administration disputes, superannuation claims and Probate matters.

Wills, estates and trusts are complex areas of the law, Alana's utilises her vast knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive and practical legal advice, despite the complexity of the matter.  She is a determined and passionate lawyer who takes a rational and level headed approach to negotiations and mediations. Alana ensures that her clients are supported and properly understand the mediation and litigation process.

Alana's legal achievements include:

  • successful outcomes in Supreme Court hearings
  • negotiation of positive client outcomes at mediations.

"I understand working in Wills and Estates is an emotional area. My role is to go through the client’s history, often from the day that they were born until the day one of their parents has passed away. Sitting with clients and hearing a story of their life is a unique experience. Everyone has a different story to tell, and different reasons as to why they have been left out of a will. Each case needs to be assessed on its own merit."

"I derive immense satisfaction from supporting clients through the legal process, and realising successful legal outcomes that often changes a client's life."

"What drives me is the ability to provide support to others and continue to improve social justice for everyone. Litigation can be daunting for clients, I ensure that my clients are confident and fully understand the process and the options available to them."

Alana holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law, has worked in general litigation including commercial, property, institutional abuse, personal injury and family law.