Rod Genders

Rod Genders is a senior Australian lawyer specialising in trusts, Wills and estate planning, accident compensation, probate and deceased estate administration in Adelaide and throughout South Australia. His boutique specialist law firm, which was founded on 1848, is one of the oldest and most respected in Australia.   Rod is the winner of the prestigious 2015/16 Australian Law Award for Sole Practitioner of the Year for the whole of Australia, and is one of only 5 finalists worldwide for the international Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Vulnerable Client Adviser of the Year 2015/16. Rod is a prolific author and speaker.   Rod is the 3rd generation of Genders in the law and has been practising specialised law since the mid 80’s. He has acted as counsel or consultant to in excess of 50 other firms around Australia. Rod holds the SA state record for the highest ever personal injury award of damages, and has been involved in several of the largest personal injury claims in Australian legal history. For over 10 years he served on the Council of the Law Society of South Australia and is a senior member of its Succession Law Committee.   Rod is a member of the London-based Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and serves on the local and international committees of that prestigious organisation. He is Chair of the international STEP Digital Assets Working Group and is active in law reform in this area.   For over 20 years Rod has chaired a private committee enquiring into the affairs of protected persons. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia, a member of the Notaries Society of South Australia and an associate member of the American Bar Association.