Tim is regarded as one of the foremost succession lawyers in Queensland, with over 30 years’ experience in succession law and estate planning. He was a partner in the firm for 25 years prior to becoming a consultant.
His clients include individuals, trustee companies, accountants, financial advisers, charities and other legal firms and their clients.
His expertise has been invaluable to clients requiring advice on estate and succession planning, preparation, interpretation and contesting of wills, administration and contesting of deceased estates and the sale of trust property. Tim has also advised on domestic and charitable trusts and the preparation and structuring of discretionary and other trusts.
Tim is a nationally approved mediator and is often appointed to mediate contested estates, and by the Supreme Court to act as administrator of estates in dispute. He has also been appointed to act as litigation guardian for minors in contested estates.
Tim’s expertise lies in:
- Enduring powers of attorney
- Estate litigation
- Court-appointed estate administration
- Estate administration
Tim has been involved in the preparation of many major texts, papers and seminars on succession. He also is the author of the Queensland Law Society’s Will Precedents and is a member of the Queensland Law Society Succession Committee, the Chair for 2012.
In 2004, Tim was awarded the Order of St John for his work over many years with St John Ambulance Australia (Qld).