Australia wide Doyle’s List

I am really excited to be named one of the five preeminent junior counsel for the whole of Australia in the 2018 Doyle's List for "Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Barristers – Australia".  Also, the only Queenslander, and the only female barrister on the preeminent list.  You can view the list here.

Doyle’s List 2017

Very proud to make Doyle’s List for the third year running, being named one of Queensland’s “Preeminent” Wills & Estate Litigation junior barristers in the 2017 rankings. The list can be viewed here.

New costs rule

On 19 December 2014, a new 700A was inserted into the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules regarding in estate and trust matters.  The new rule is set out below. Of course, these matters were always able to be taken into account in the court's wide discretion on costs, so it will be interesting to see what practical effect … Continue reading New costs rule

A Century Strong – 100 Years of Family Provision

STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Qld Branch is excited to announce that it will be holding a one day seminar on 25 July 2014, in conjunction with the Queensland Law Society, to mark 100 years since family provision legislation was  first introduced in Queensland.  The program is being finalised but confirmed speakers … Continue reading A Century Strong – 100 Years of Family Provision

STEP Qld Annual Trust and Succession Law Conference

The full program has now been launched for our annual Trusts and Succession Law Conference which can now be viewed online. This year the conference will be held at Peppers SALT resort at Kingscliff, just a short 10 minute drive south from Coolangatta airport. The conference will be attended by estate planning and litigation solicitors, … Continue reading STEP Qld Annual Trust and Succession Law Conference

Trusts Intensive – July

STEP Queensland are proud to annouce the program for their 2nd annual half day Trusts Intensive. Highlights of the day will include: Opening - Professor Tony Lee Discussion regarding the recent request for the Queensland Law Reform Commission to review the Trusts Act 1973 Tedious and Titillating Trusts Robert Whiteford, Barrister Tedious: when there is … Continue reading Trusts Intensive – July

About STEP Membership

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is a unique professional body providing members with a local, national and international learning and business network focusing on the responsible stewardship of assets today and across the generations. It now has over 17 000 members in 80 countries. STEP provides education, training, representation and networking for … Continue reading About STEP Membership