Keith Francis


Keith practises with particular expertise in the areas of Succession Law, Equity, and Family Law. Prior to being called to the Bar, Keith worked as a Solicitor in a regional firm, where he headed up the firm’s Wills & Estates Division. He is a Full Member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Keith holds the following qualifications: Master of Applied Law (Wills & Estates); Master of Business (Management); Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice; and Diploma of Law. Keith is pursuing Doctoral qualifications in Law, and is a Graduate Fellow of the College of Law. Additionally, Keith has served as a lecturer at the University level teaching Remedies, Procedure, Equity & Trusts and has regularly chaired the Wills & Estates Intensive programs for UNSW. He has drafted and presented several CPD programs in Succession Law and related topics.

Keith is the author of the Family Provision section of the publication “Australian Succession Law” Loose Leaf service by Thomson Reuters Australia, writing regular updates on the state of and developments in Succession Law, particularly Family Provision and Wills, in every jurisdiction in Australia. He has written several papers focused on Family Provision and Probate practice, including papers on Knowledge and Approval of Wills, Removal of Trustees in Testamentary settings, Informal Wills, forensic assessment of evidence, and the unique position of Notional Estate legislation in New South Wales Succession Law.

He has presented written submissions to the Commonwealth Law Reform Commission, as a part of his work with Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, and has been a registered Expert Content Tutor with Charles Sturt University’s Indigenous Academic Success Program.

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