Client Reviews

Bernadette is incredibly knowledgeable about wills and estate planning and I would (and regularly do) recommend her to anyone. She created Wills for my partner and myself and has also provided advice for other family members when we really didn’t know where to turn. Her friendly approach really helped put us at ease straight away and her advice and suggestions about “what we didn’t know we didn’t know” was invaluable. Thank you Bernadette, your tag line “Empower. Plan. Peace of Mind” is perfect…! You definitely provided that!
Nicola
The experience has been superb, and we have already referred your firm to other people for their own will needs or queries. Thankyou so much for your warm and friendly service which helped calm our troubled waters!
Daniel
Superb. I can’t recommend Bernadette and the team enough. In organising wills for my parents, both of whom have serious health issues, Bernadette and Rachael were attentive, compassionate and competent. We were nervous about the process but Bernadette immediately made us feel calm and at ease. Really wonderful to experience a values- driven, down to earth legal firm, at prices that are affordable for normal people!
Daniel
"Peace of Mind" When dealing with wills that’s what we are really after. After our first visit to Bernadette my Mum and I left feeling much more relaxed about her setup and future. Mum then told me the next day she has just had her best night’s sleep in a long time. Thanks Bernadette. I can thoroughly recommend Bernadette and her team!!
Phil
I would strongly recommend Bernadette and the team at Great Southern Wills to anyone who need to get their affairs in order. We had very little knowledge of what was needed to draw up a legal Will, especially in regards to guardianship of our minor children and execution of the Will. Bernadette was so friendly and helpful, she gave us excellent advice and explanations where needed. Thanks Bernadette and team, it is much appreciated.
Liz M
Bernadette Duell is an absolute innovator and leader in the estate planning space. Bernadette also shared her clause with the Testamentary Trust Precedents Club, which was incredibly generous and it's now part of our clause library (which is an invaluable resource).
Lucy, Melbourne Lawyer
I would recommend GS Wills to anyone wanting to do their Will. Friendly and helpful people - made you feel as though you knew them as friends. Walked out of their office knowing everything was taken care of. Thanks again for everything
Lorraine
A big thank you to Bernadette & Rachel for sorting our wills. We did think that our previous wills were in order and just needed a small update but we soon realised they fell well short of what we required. Both ladies were wonderful to deal with, extremely helpful and very very knowledgeable about all the aspects and able to explain it to us thoroughly in a way that we both fully understood. We highly recommend Bernadette and her team.
Marion
I am a financial planner who utilizes Bernadette and her team at Great Southern Wills for their comprehensive wills and estate planning services. They are experts in their field, very friendly, responsive, and have a quick turnaround time
Trevor
Bernadette and her team are wonderful to deal with. They have updated our wills with a new perspective and we feel comfortable that our wishes for our estate will be met. Thanks Bernadette.
Julie
Bernadette came to our farm for the initial appointment as getting the farmers to commit to a day in town for appointments is always hard. It was a relaxed discussion around the kitchen table for us to update our Wills and our son 28 years of age to do his 1st Will. Bernadette made this experience relaxed but was very knowledgeable and professional at the same time and took the time to talk us through the many options of how to structure all of our Wills. I can highly recommend Bernadette and Paul’s business of Great Southern Wills.
Marie
Thank you Bernadette for arranging my new Will so promptly. Am sure a lot of people like myself keep putting it off. Your knowledge and guidance made it a simple process.
Nigel
Bernadette guided us the whole way through the process of creating our wills. We absolutely had no idea where to begin and how much was truly involved. We feel much better now that we know we have these legalities in place. We would certainly recommend reaching out to Great Southern Wills.
Jennalee
It was and absolute pleasure doing business with the beautiful Bernadette. Nothing was too much trouble even when I needed some of my errors corrected. She accommodated me time wise with a cheerful smile. I highly recommend the services at Great Southern Wills. For such a serious business it was enjoyable. Thank you Bernadette.
Jill
Bernadette was fantastic! We postponed making a will for years, it's not something we wanted to deal with, it was too hard. So when we met Bernadette coming out of her beautiful office just before xmas, we made an appointment and that same afternoon we had our wills done without any fuss or difficulties! It felt so good and we are so happy about it, thank you so much Bernadette!
Sonja
Thank you for assisting us with our Wills Bernadette. You made the process easy and explained everything in practical terms which was fabulous. I highly recommend anyone that has put this one in the too hard basket to contact you and get it done.
Bristy
Bernadette made this process so easy ! We didn’t know where to start and she guided us through the whole way. It was a delight to work with GSW and we felt very happy with the outcome of our wills . Thank you and couldn’t recommend enough:-)
Summer
We've been very happy with the service provided by Bernadette. She explained and went through the process of setting up our wills step by step. Definitely recommend using Great Southern Wills.
Nolene
I would certainly recommend Great Southern Wills because Bernadette is fantastic. My parents have just had their Wills done and Bernadette made is really easy for them to understand everything.
Sharon
Would definitely recommend Great Southern Wills, very helpful and friendly service.
Myra
Made a difficult decision very easy couldn't recommend Bernadette any higher. Absolutely brilliant.
Michael
Would highly recommend Bernadette at Great Southern Wills to anyone who is needing a Will or advice. My husband and I had been putting off getting our Wills done for so long - some aspects were just in the ‘too hard basket’. Bernadette made the process so easy with her friendly and super helpful guidance and everything was explained to us in a simple, understandable way that was not just all confusing legal jargon! The new Workbook is amazing too. We are both very happy with the outcome, thank you so much Bernadette your business is a real asset to Albany!
Jane
I highly recommend Great Southern Wills. My husband and I recently had our wills prepared and the process was simple and stress free thanks to the professional and personable Bernadette. My Mum also organised her will through GSW and Bernadette provided guidance the whole way and explained everything clearly for her. Thank you Bernadette and Paul, you have been a pleasure to deal with.
Jasmin
A big thank you to Bernadette for arranging our wills and making the process so easy. She provided fast, efficient & professional service. She also came to our house, which was great as we have a new baby.
Kristy
Bernadette. Thank you, so much for getting all details in order. Absolutely recommend this company. Understanding, professional and well articulated in explaining the process. Albany lucky to have such principal lawyer.
Nessbot
We have just organised our wills with Bernadette, something we had put off for years. Bernadette is very friendly and easy to talk to and explained everything clearly - there was so much we hadn't thought about! She also came to our home - a bonus when you have kids. The cost was very reasonable too. I'd recommend anyone needing a will to contact Bernadette.
Kylie
Bernadette was so lovely to work with to complete our wills recently. Would defiantly recommend to anyone needing to get their will sorted.
Sharon
Highly recommend Great Southern Wills for seamless guidance and peace of mind!
Krysta
Finally got around to do our wills, what an eye opener 😳 Bernadette explained everything clearly. would highly recommend her. Fantastic service
Hannah
Bernadette was friendly and helpful and travelled to our house to make life easier for us with a baby! Good communication, would recommend.
Clare
Highly recommend Great southern wills Bernadette explained everything very clear and easy. Look forward to regular updates.
Dylan
Bernadette was fantastic and I highly recommend her service. Bernadette assisted with my will and estate planning after the death of my mum as my will was out of date (mum was my sole beneficiary). Whilst I was in Albany sorting out mums affairs (I lived in Melbourne at the time) Bernadette fitted me in on super short notice and turned the will and estate planning around quickly and efficiently. Bernadette read between the lines and prompted me to consider all options and assisted in how I could avoid a certain person receiving my estate. Thank you for your professionalism, kindness and empathy at a difficult time for me. I know I am now sorted and it gives me great peace of mind.
Kartina
We recently completed our first Wills with Bernadette, something we had been putting off for years! Bernadette was warm and professional and made a potentially daunting task very straight forward and easy. Very affordable as well. Highly recommend her services
Mica
Bernie knows her stuff. Very welcoming, thorough and understanding. Quick turnaround from initial meeting to signing wills. Having a properly drafted Will is one of those things we all know we need but never get around to. I urge everyone to engage Bernie and get it sorted. Painless and gives you such peace of mind. Thank you for your wonderful service.
Sean
We received the best service and information from Bernadette, thank you. She provided all of the information and strategies that we required to complete out wills, she is very knowledgeable in all areas of wills, as well as very professional. I would highly recommend Bernadette to anyone considering doing a will or needing to update their wills. Fantastic work we're very happy now.
Gay
Great service, would highly recommend Bernadette should you need your Wills or EPA done. Was very professional and took the time to explain everything we needed to know. Lesley & Andrew Hook.
Lesley
Bernadette is a very professional Lawyer who know her stuff...very quick to respond to any additional information and presents documentation in a clean and thoughtful manner. We would recommend Great Southern Wills to anyone who is considering updating or establishing their will.
John
We, like most people, had put off doing our wills for years. It’s a sobering thought, to leave everyone you love behind. But even more sobering was the fact that we didn’t have everything set up for our young kids if anything was to happen. Bernadette was thorough and explained things very well. She even went the extra mile and expedited everything for us since hubby had to travel overseas last minute. Very glad to have that part of “being a grownup” done. Thank you
Naomi
Can highly recommend Bernadette and her business Great Southern Wills. She comes with many years experience, and she puts you at ease straight away. She explains the mumbo jumbo legal terminology well so you can know, understand and make wise decisions to protect your estate. This ensures that your loved ones are well looked after if anything was to happen. With such peace of mind at an affordable price, what do you have to lose?
Anna
Bernadette was so professional and considerate. The consultation covered every possible scenario to do with our wills. We came away feeling positive our lifestyle, financial, legal and health decisions will all be easily set in place. We can't recommend Bernadette highly enough, with a little humour thrown in, reasonable rates and flexible hours. All we can say is thank you. Deris and Dave
Deris & Dave
A family business owned and run by a delightful couple with a genuine heart for the Albany community and surrounding Great Southern area.
Shelly
Fabulous service and understanding people. Totally getting all my friends to talk to these guys!
Ben
My wife and I recently created our wills for the first time We have just been gifted our first child and wanted to make sure everything was in order should one of us pass, or worst case, we both pass away. Bernadette patiently took the time to understand our personal requirements and professionally explained the logical process in how a will works. This gave us great relief knowing our daughter and any future children will be well cared for and that our wealth will be protected into the future Thank you Bernadette
Gareth

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