Gregson and Associates

Picking a good lawyer and what we stand for

We are a wills and estates specialists. For that reason, we are held to higher standards than ‘general practice lawyers’ (see STEP code of conduct below). Every lawyer of our firm has undertaken post graduate study in the field of Succession Law. We rely on technological innovation for the benefit of our clients because we want everything to be easy for them. Everything we do is available at the touch of a button. We know that it can be difficult to find time to get-in to see a lawyer, especially with work and family commitments. That’s why we have online booking systems with automatic diary synchronisation. That way you can pick the time and date most suitable for you. Book consults and call backs with your advisor on your own terms. Consults can happen from anywhere in the world and even the comfort of your home. Every ‘time-saving’ efficiency is an advantage for our clients. We advocate for cost proportionality in estate planning, administration and litigation practice. The practice of law should be a profession first and a business second.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Codes of Professional Conduct

All STEP members are expected to abide by the STEP Code of Professional Conduct, which highlights the principal professional standards that a STEP member agrees to uphold. STEP prides itself on the high standards and competence of its members. In order to maintain clients’ trust and respect they ensure that members behave professionally and ethically, comply with all relevant regulations and legislation, and keep their skills and competencies up to date. the STEP code of conduct can be viewed here. Whilst Western Australia does not have any mandatory code of conduct in terms of ethical and best practice for will drafting and execution, we have adopted the STEP code for will preparation in England and Wales as a benchmark. The code for will preparation can be reviewed here. Finally, we comply with STEP’s Continuing professional development policy (CPD) which mandates that we constantly educate ourselves on changes in the law and industry updates. The CPD policy requires minimum CPD in legal ethics. The CPD policy can be viewed here. The core values of the codes are:

  • Confidentiality
  • Competence
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Courtesy

  • Honesty
  • Conflict management
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Ethical Business Practices