Principal Lawyer

Sam Frey

Sam Frey

Principal Lawyer

BCom, LLB (Hons)

Legal secretary: Amy Andrews

+61 3 8600 8885

Sam heads KCL Law’s Estate Group and practises principally in estate planning, estate administration, trusts, asset protection and estate disputes. He has provided estate planning solutions to some of Australia’s wealthiest individuals and provided advice in highly complicated and emotional estates.

Sam is also a member of the firm’s Commercial and Corporate practice, and has expertise in a wide range of business-related matters, including sales of businesses, partnerships, joint ventures and structures.

It’s his combination of law and commerce qualifications that enables Sam to advise clients and assist them in achieving their legal and commercial objectives.

In 2019, Sam was 'recommended' in both the Doyle's Wills & Estates Guide, Leading Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyers — Victoria and Doyle's Estates Litigation Guide, Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers — Victoria.

Sam's previous individual accolades in the Doyle's Wills & Estates and Estates Litigation Guides include:

  • Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers — Australia, 2017 and 2018 (Recommended)
  • Leading Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyer — Victoria, 2017 (Leading) and 2018 (Recommended)
  • Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers — Victoria, 2015, 2016 and 2018 (Recommended)


To start your estate planning with Sam, click here.

Areas of practice

Estate planning

  • Wills
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Buy / sell agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Protecting assets from divorce
  • Superannuation and death
  • Trust variations and appointments
  • International wills
  • Business succession
  • Asset protection


  • Establishment of all types
  • Variations and appointments
  • Advice
  • Disputes

Probate and estate administration

  • Disputes with executors
  • Deceased estates
  • Probate applications
  • Letters of administration and application
  • Estate administration

Estate disputes and litigation

  • TFM applications
  • Supreme Court disputes
  • Guardianship and administration

Professional memberships

Law Institute of Victoria

Admitted to practice

1996 — Supreme Court of Victoria