Brian Hamer


Brian Hamer is a very experienced lawyer, having continuously practised as a solicitor in general practice for over 50 years, following his admission as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1970.

Brian’s main areas of law are now deceased estates, estate planning, elder law and commercial leasing.

Academically, Brian graduated in Arts and Law from Sydney University and later obtained a Master of Laws Degree in 1980.

As the founder of the practice at Balgowlah in 1974, Brian has made many contacts within the local community through his many years of service with the Balgowlah Lions Club and Rotary. Brian was also elected a councillor to the former Manly Council serving the people of Manly for a period of 8 years, including a term as Mayor in 1994-95 before retiring from council in 1999. He has also served as a volunteer at the Manly Legal Advice Service for over 30 years.

Brian works as a consultant solicitor to our firm.

Consultant Solicitor


Deceased Estates

We have an extensive deceased estate practice, many of those clients are long- standing clients for whom Brian has acted and whose children and grandchildren are now clients of the practice.

With Brian’s many years of experience, he is able to draw on that extensive experience and provide clients with sound advice, obtaining grants of probate and administering estates efficiently and cost effectively, with compassion and understanding. He is also able to advise and guide executors and beneficiaries with practical solutions should disputes or contentious matters arise to ensure a resolution is reached in an expeditious, cost efficient and competent manner.

Estate Planning

Brian acts for and advises a wide variety of clients in relation to preparation of estate planning documents such as wills, powers of attorney and enduring guardian. Brian is able to assist clients with their estate planning requirements in a respectful and responsive manner.


Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Gai, family and grandchildren, gardening, kayaking and enjoying the beautiful outdoor environment of the Northern Beaches.