Caite Brewer has been a barrister (and formerly a solicitor) for more than 25 years.
Caite was named “market leader” for Wills and Estate Litigation in Queensland (Doyle’s List, 2019) and one of Australia’s “preeminent” junior counsel in the National Doyle’s rankings in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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, informal will applications and superannuation disputes.
Caite also acts as a mediator.
Outside of work, Caite is a bit of a netball tragic, both playing (can you guess what position she plays by this article?) and watching, and has competed in over 45 endurance and obstacle race events, including the military training style Tough Mudder and Spartan (for which she has earned her trifecta medal).
2019 – Doyle’s List – “market leader” – junior counsel (Qld) in wills and estate litigation
2019 – Doyle’s List – preeminent junior counsel (Australia) in wills and estate litigation
2018 – Doyle’s List – preeminent junior counsel (Australia) in wills and estate litigation
2018 – Doyle’s List – preeminent junior counsel (Qld) in wills and estate litigation
2017 – Doyle’s List – preeminent junior counsel (Australia) in wills and estate litigation
2017 – Doyle’s List – preeminent junior counsel (Qld) in wills and estate litigation
2016 – Doyle’s List – preeminent junior counsel (Qld) in wills and estate litigation
2015 – Doyle’s List – leading junior counsel (Qld) in wills and estate litigation
2009 – Highest Achievement Award – QLS Specialist Accreditation (Succession)
2013 – STEP Founder’s Award for Outstanding Achievement
- Member of the Succession and Elder Law Committee of the Bar Association of Queensland (BAQ) 2011 – present
- Member of the QLS Succession Law and Elder Law Conference Committee 2018-present
- Member of the QLS Succession Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee (2011-2018)
- Member of the QLS Succession Law Committee (2009-2018)
- Member of the Panel of Experts for the STEP Private Client Awards, 2015 – 2016
- Chair of the Queensland Branch of STEP, 2010-2013
- Committee and subcommittee member STEP Qld Branch, 2010 – 2016
STEP is the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. We promote best practice, professional integrity and education to our members. With over 20,000 members in 95 countries, we help families plan for their futures: from drafting a will or advising family businesses, to helping international families and protecting vulnerable family members.
- Former Chair and Founding Board Member of national charity Share the Dignity – 2015-2017
- Former Board Member of Anglican Church Financial Services Commission and ANFIN (Anglican Financial Services) – 2014-2017
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.
The 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
See Caite’s upcoming speaking roles, as well as past papers she has 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, 2018
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