Our founding families laid down solid foundations on which the fine reputation of Pearce Webster Dugdales still stand today.  We are a firm based on strong family values with a deep appreciation of the importance of establishing, building & maintaining strong partnerships with our clients.

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Bree Ridgeway

– Solicitor

“I am fascinated by both the academic and human elements of Estate law. I listen to clients to hear what they want to achieve and what is important to them in resolving their Estate dispute, or planning for their succession.”

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Bree practises predominantly in the area of Wills and Estates, as well as taking on matters concerning Guardianship and Administration, Powers of Attorney, and Trust disputes. She has experience in Estate Planning, Testamentary Trusts, Superannuation and a variety of contested Probate matters, such as Part IV claims, Removals of Executor, Caveats and Infant Compromises. Bree is passionate about the complex and sensitive issues ethical issues that arise from questions of capacity, autonomy and estate law.

Bree completed her Master of Bioethics at Monash University in 2018, with a thesis focussing on the ethical issues arising from the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 and the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016. She is currently undertaking her PhD in Bioethics on the relationship between decision making capacity and euthanasia. Bree teaches Medical Ethics at Monash University Clayton and sits on the Law Institute of Victoria Health Law Committee.



L.L.B. (Monash)
B.A. (Monash)


Areas of Expertise

Wills and Estate Planning
Estate Disputes
Probate and Estate Administration
Guardianship and Administration



Law Institute of Victoria