Michaela Speering

Head of Estate Planning (Perth office)


Areas of Practice

    • Estate planning advice
    • Preparation of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
    • Applications for Probate and Letters of Administration
    • Applications to reseal interstate and foreign Grants of Probate
    • Estate administration
    • Disputed estate litigation
    • Family Provision Act claims
    • Advice and representation for Executors, Administrators and beneficiaries
    • Advice for Guardianship and Administration



Michaela is the Head of Estate Planning in the Perth office. Michaela began her legal career in 2004 at a general practice law firm in the south-west of Western Australia, gaining a broad experience including family law, Wills and estates, civil litigation and criminal matters.


Michaela joined Culshaw Miller Lawyers in 2010 practising in the areas of estate planning and disputed estates litigation. Michaela is passionate about assisting clients to properly plan for the future – putting in place the documents to assist with financial, health and personal decisions, as well as valid Wills. Having the right documents in place enables families to avoid the problems caused when people


Michaela works with private clients, accountants, financial planners and advisers to provide clients with estate planning advice that is tailored to their needs.


Michaela’s litigation practice includes disputed Wills and estates and Family Provision Act claims in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Michaela also acts for clients in applications for Guardianship or Administration orders in the State Administrative Tribunal.


Michaela gives presentations to corporate and community groups on estate planning issues.


Michaela has been a member of the WA Law Society’s Elder Law and Succession Committee since 2016.


Michaela has been rated in Doyles Guide as Leading Western Australia Lawyer in the categories of Wills, Estates & Succession Planning and Wills & Estates Litigation.


Memberships and appointments

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Law Society of Western Australia


Professional Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Admitted to Supreme Court of Western Australia (2005)

Admitted to High Court of Australia (2005)


Contact Michaela michaela.speering@culshawmiller.com.au