Caite Brewer has been a barrister and a solicitor for more than 24 years.

Caite has consistently been named one of Queensland’s ‘preeminent’ junior counsel in Estate Litigation in Doyle’s list since its inception.  She was proudly named one of four “preeminent” junior counsel in the whole of Australia in the first National Doyle’s rankings in 2017.

She is 1 of only 4 Queensland Law Society (QLS) accredited specialists in succession law at the Queensland Bar and was the highest achiever in her graduating year.

She is a member of Hemmant’s List and a regular presenter at seminars on wills, estates and trust law issues.

Her particular interests are in contentious probate matters, will construction and rectification cases and informal will applications.

Outside of work, Caite is a mean hand at netball (can you guess what position she plays by this article?) and has competed in over 40 endurance and obstacle events, including the military training style Tough Mudder and Spartan (for which she has earned her trifecta medal).



2017 – Doyle’s List – pre-eminent junior counsel (Australia) in estate litigation

2017 – Doyle’s List – pre-eminent junior counsel (Qld) in estate litigation

2016 – Doyle’s List – pre-eminent junior counsel (Qld) in estate litigation

2015 – Doyle’s List – leading junior counsel (Qld) in estate litigation

2009 – Highest Achievement Award – QLS Specialist Accreditation (Succession)

2013 – STEP Founder’s Award for Outstanding Achievement


Committee work

  • Member of the QLS Succession Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee
  • Member of the QLS Succession Law Committee
  • Member of the Succession and Elder Law Committee of the Bar Association of Queensland (BAQ)
  • Member of the Panel of Experts for the STEP Private Client Awards, 2015 – 2016
  • Committee and subcommittee member STEP Qld Branch, 2010 – 2016
  • Chair of the Queensland Branch of STEP, 2010-2013

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  • Former Chair and Founding Board Member of national charity Share the Dignity 
  • Former Board Member of Anglican Church Financial Services Commission and ANFIN (Anglican Financial Services)



Share The Dignity is a national charity that aims to improve the dignity and health of disadvantaged, vulnerable and at risk women through collection and provision of sanitary items.


anfin_logoThe Anglican Church Financial Services Commission and ANFIN (Anglican Financial Services) are the charitable and financial arms of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland Diocese, serving the wider community in aged care, welfare services and schools.



Speaker and Presenter

Upcoming Speaking Events

29 March 2017 – Legalwise seminar on Trusts and Deeds – Chair BOOK HERE

4-6 September 2017 – Succession Law Conference, London, UK, Statutory wills – the new frontier BOOK HERE

Recent Speaking Events

Unusual and contentious issues in FPAs – QLS Succession Law Conference,  4-5 November 2016

Blended Families – Chair of half-day Legalwise Seminar, 31 August 2016

Will Stuff Ups & Settlement – Disasters, A Succession Law Update – North Queensland Law Association Conference, Mackay, 27 May 2016

Trusts and Deeds – Chair of whole day Legalwise Seminar, 23 March 2016

Recent Case Update – Chair of Session, QLS Symposium, 19 March 2016

Recent hot issues in trusts and estates in Australia – Seminar, STEP Tasmania, 19 February 2016

See other past papers presented here



LexisNexis’ Practical Guidance co-author with Angela Cornford-Scott of the Queensland section of the Succession Law topics – 2013 – present

LexisNexis Forms and Precedents for estate administration and estate litigation, Queensland

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