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Gennadi Dobrinski


I have a strong urge to do my part in making estate law accessible to everyday families.
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I want our clients to experience an unparalleled level of customer service with us, not just when compared to other law firms (that’s easy), but when compared to any other professional services firm they’ve encountered in the past.
— Gennadi Dobrinski, 2022

Gennadi is one of National Probate’s directors, managing the day to day running of all contested and uncontested matters across Australia’s multiple states. Throughout his legal career he has worked at several estate law firms, focusing exclusively on estate administration and litigation.

Gennadi has spent the last 8 years drafting and managing both contested and uncontested applications at various Supreme Courts around Australia. He also acts for estates and plaintiffs in contested probate, equity and family provision proceedings. Over the years, Gennadi has advised and acted for Public and Private trustees organisations across Australia, and interstate and international law firms around the world. He and his team are well equipped to handle even the most complex administration applications and estate suits.

Some of Gennadi’s recent experience includes:

  • Obtaining orders invoking the ‘forfeiture rule’ and the retrospective severance of jointly-held assets in circumstances of a spouse killing.
  • Being appointed by the Supreme Court of NSW as a trustee for the management of funds on behalf of a disabled minor.
  • Defending against probate suit in circumstances of a suicide-letter will, and missing will application.
  • Settling both claims for and against estates in family provision proceedings.
  • Commencing and defending will-validity proceedings in circumstances indicating a lack of mental capacity.

Gennadi’s client testimonials:

Highly recommended service. Gennadi and his dedicated team made the whole (complex and time consuming) process stress free from start to finish. Polite, professional and sensitive are just a few adjectives to describe my experience. Any questions and queries were dealt with in a straight forward and respectful manner. An outstanding service of quality and expertise without the expensive price tag. Honesty and integrity and consistent communication made the whole experience very worthwhile. Have no idea what would've happened if I had not connected with the team at National Probate. Feel lucky and blessed to have found such a gem of a team and to have the guidance and assistance of a decent and hard working individual such Gennadi Dobrinski.
★★★★★ — George Fyllou, March 2022
Could not fault the service we received from National Probate and Estate Group. Professional, patient and understanding staff. All calls and emails were answered promptly.Gennadi was outstanding and went out of his way to assist us every step of the way.
We saved literally saved thousands of dollars by choosing National Probates Group to handle our affairs compared to the local solicitors quote.
We would highly recommend this Company to anyone in need of this type of service and we will be returning to them for our conveyancing needs when the time comes
★★★★★ — Greg Smith, 2019
Gennadi helped us through Probate and Letters of Administration in a professional manner. Most things could be organized through email, text or phone with minimal travelling involved. It was a pleasure dealing with him. Also his fees are lower than most solicitors. I would recommend him for your Probate matters.
★★★★★ — Steve McCutcheon, 2019
Fantastic service, extremely obliging and very professional, very happy to answer any questions at any time before, during and after completion of probate project, our allocated Solicitor was Gennadi Dobrinski, what a knowledgeable, polite and helpful professional, nothing was ever too much trouble, he made the whole process effortless and stress free at a very stressful time. From start to finish the process was carried out quickly and professionally and at a very reasonable cost. Thanks Gennadi and the rest of the team.
★★★★★ — John Bell, 2019
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Qualifications / Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Studies (Macquarie University)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Training (College of Law)
  • Member of the Law Society of NSW

Specific Areas of Focus

  • Uncontested probate, reseal and administration applications across Australia
  • Family Provision Claims (as applicant and defendant)
  • Will validity disputes
  • Claims in equity
  • Executor disputes