Bill Hazlett

Bill Hazlett

Partner / Principal

Melbourne


Personal Experience

Bill is a lawyer with more than 40 years experience. In 2011 he was awarded a certificate of service by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the legal profession.

He practises in the following areas:
– Estate planning, probate and administration of estates
– Business law (LIV accredited specialist)
– Commercial tenancy law (one of only 15 LIV accredited specialists).

Bill is highly regarded by his peers and clients for practical estate planning and asset protection advice. In 2012 he was admitted as a Chartered Tax Adviser of the Tax Institute. He advises about taxation aspects of business structures, probate and administration of estates, and draft wills including discretionary testamentary trusts, trust deeds, self managed superannuation fund deeds(SMSF’s), corporate constitutions and shareholder and unitholder agreements.

His business law experience includes acting for clients ranging from the largest national transport company to private individuals. He advises about transport law, commercial contracts, franchising, consumer law, sales and purchase of businesses, subcontractor arrangements, risk management and compliance.

Bill has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of property law including complex large scale developments. He is a past chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Property and Environmental Law Section of the LIV and past chairperson of the Leases Committee of the LIV.

His expertise also includes alpine law and he is experienced in the nuances of Crown land leases in all Victorian alpine resorts. He has represented the Victorian Ski Association (VSA), Mt Buller Ratepayers’ Association and Hotham Ski Association, and numerous siteholders including club lodges and alpine developers.

If you require advice in any of these areas, please do not hesitate to contact Bill.

Personal Experience

Bill is a lawyer with more than 40 years experience. In 2011 he was awarded a certificate of service by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the legal profession.

He practises in the following areas:
– Estate planning, probate and administration of estates
– Business law (LIV accredited specialist)
– Commercial tenancy law (one of only 15 LIV accredited specialists).

Bill is highly regarded by his peers and clients for practical estate planning and asset protection advice. In 2012 he was admitted as a Chartered Tax Adviser of the Tax Institute. He advises about taxation aspects of business structures, probate and administration of estates, and draft wills including discretionary testamentary trusts, trust deeds, self managed superannuation fund deeds(SMSF’s), corporate constitutions and shareholder and unitholder agreements.

His business law experience includes acting for clients ranging from the largest national transport company to private individuals. He advises about transport law, commercial contracts, franchising, consumer law, sales and purchase of businesses, subcontractor arrangements, risk management and compliance.

Bill has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of property law including complex large scale developments. He is a past chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Property and Environmental Law Section of the LIV and past chairperson of the Leases Committee of the LIV.

His expertise also includes alpine law and he is experienced in the nuances of Crown land leases in all Victorian alpine resorts. He has represented the Victorian Ski Association (VSA), Mt Buller Ratepayers’ Association and Hotham Ski Association, and numerous siteholders including club lodges and alpine developers.

If you require advice in any of these areas, please do not hesitate to contact Bill.

Bill Hazlett

Partner / Principal

Melbourne


Awards

  • Certificate of Service, Law Institute of Victoria, 2011

Education and Accreditation

  • Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 1973
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Monash University, 1974
  • Master of Laws, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
  • Accredited Specialist in Business Law, Law Institute of Victoria, 1991
  • Accredited Specialist in Commercial Tenancy Law, Law Institute of Victoria, 1999
  • Chartered Tax Advisor, The Tax Institute, 2012

Publications

Bill has published regularly for the Leo Cussen Institute, including an article on ‘environmental and repair issues for landlords and tenants’.

https://www.hunthunt.com.au/news-and-publications/please-dispose-of-thoughtfully

https://www.hunthunt.com.au/news-and-publications/property-update/variation-of-leases

Memberships and Associations

  • Past Chair and current Member, Property and Environment Law Section Executive, Law Institute of Victoria
  • Past Chairman and current Member, Leases Committee, Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member, Alpine Resorts Working Group (a committee of the Victorian Ski Association)
  • Chairman, Timberline Ski Lodge, Mt Buller

Recent Posts

Estate and Succession Planning in Victoria

Additional Duty for Foreign Purchasers of Residential Property in Victoria: a Potential Trap for Discretionary Trusts

Can Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Engage in Property Development?