Litigation matters, Wills And Estates, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Estate Claims
Alex joined us as a law graduate. He completed his practical legal training and became an admitted lawyer whilst working as a paralegal. He now assists our clients with estate planning and the administration of estates. Alex is also a strong advocate for clients in our Will and estate litigation matters. Alex has worked his entire legal career at The Estate Lawyers. Alex has a strong desire to see justice for his clients in relation to any Will or estate dispute. He has Court experience in a range of litigation matters and was the solicitor responsible for the matter of Sadleir v Kähler & Ors which clarified an old legal precedent for the interpretation of Wills. Alex conducts himself in a way which our clients really appreciate as evidenced by our Google reviews. Alex would be happy to discuss any estate legal issue you might have.
Estate planning law, Estate administration law
Kylie Costigan joined Estate First Lawyers in 2010 and is a senior associate. Kylie is a dedicated estate practitioner, having predominantly focussed from the outset of her career on the areas of estate planning law and estate administration law. She brings a rigorous and thorough approach to her work, yet still aims to make this often complex area of law accessible for her clients. She aims to clear any misunderstandings to ensure that clients’ affairs are structured in the best way to ensure a smooth transition of wealth from her clients to their intended beneficiaries.
Wills & Estates, Probate & Administration, Wills & Estate Planning
Graham is a Senior Associate and Team Leader in Ryan Murdoch O’Regan’ Wills & Estates Team. Graham has successfully managed his own practice for over 20 years and has the experience required to obtain the best possible result. With a detailed knowledge of wills and estates legislation, and its application, Graham ensures his clients are fully informed across all aspects of their estate planning, probate and estate administration. Graham assists clients with wills, enduring powers of attorney, establishing testamentary trusts, dealing with probate, and administering deceased estates. Adopting a pragmatic, hands-on approach to his work, Graham can be relied upon to develop practical and tailored solutions to any issues that may arise. Graham’s professional approach and ability to develop a rapport with his clients ensures his clients are comfortable discussing sensitive issues that may arise. Graham’s extensive experience and technical expertise ensures all documentation is prepared accurately and meets his clients’ needs. Regardless of the type of your wills and estates issues, Graham has the expertise and experience required to provide the best advice.
Litigation, Estates, Commercial law and Conveyancing
Guy is a graduate of the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) and has had over 20 years experience in litigation, estates, commercial law and conveyancing. With a wealth of accounting and managerial experience, Guy is the head of the Commercial Department and the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. Guy also has an extensive history in finance investment, both as a member of the firm, and as a private investor. His vast experience in property includes purchase, renovation & sale of houses, ownership, management, purchase & sale of motels, boarding houses, office complexes, flats & units, child care centres and shopping centres. Guy has more than 20 years experience in Commercial and Estates work, particularly in the purchase and sale of businesses. A Director of the Gibbons Child Care Group, which has owned and managed three childcare centres in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, and a Director of Pacific Accommodation, which has provided budget accommodation between Cairns and Sydney since the early 80’s, Guy has experience well beyond the Law.
Estate planning, Estate administrating needs
Kirstie assists clients with their estate planning and estate administrating needs. Kirstie was born in New Zealand and moved over to Australia with her family in 1995. Kirstie enjoys visiting her home country with skiing holidays and visiting family. She also loves cooking and spending time with friends.
Estate Planning, Estate Administration
After graduating high school I worked in the Personal Care Industry assisting people with disabilities in their homes as well as working in aged care. I have worked in the Legal industry for over 15 years and spent 10 of them at Gill & Lane Solicitors. Areas of law that I have worked in include Wills, Estate Litigation, and Family Law however I have most recently spent time as a receptionist. The best part of my job is our client’s stories, making a will or the death of a loved often coincides with our clients reflecting on theirs or their loved ones life. These stories are always interesting, sometimes funny, sometimes sad or an absolute tragedy, tissues are a must in our meeting rooms. I am a mum to 3 children who are all funny, interesting, and slightly naughty humans that I love dearly!
Taxation Law, Estate Succession Planning, Business Structures and Commercial law
When Steve is not competing in the Noosa Triathlon or swimming to Rottnest Island, he is one of the Directors of Merthyr Law. Steve Grant practises in estate planning, being an Independent Trustee | Public Speaker | Board Member | Family Business Advisor | School Rugby Coach. His 39 years of experience working in a legal office can assist families through tricky succession and governance issues. He focuses on ensuring family wealth is transferred from generation to generation without loss to outsiders. Steve has a good commercial law background and a deep knowledge of taxation issues for families.
Will and Estate Planning, Succession Law, Estate administration, Estate litigation
Chloe Kopilovic is a Director leading the wills and estates team at Wills, Estates and Probate Lawyers (WEP Lawyers). Chloe practices solely in the Wills and Estates (Succession Law) area, with a focus on estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. Chloe has completed her Masters in Applied Law majoring in Wills and Estates with the College of Law, and committed to becoming an accredited specialist in succession law with the Queensland Law Society (QLS). Chloe is passionate about Estate law and is dedicated to achieving the best outcome possible for her clients, regardless how complex the legal issues faced are.
Commercial and Property Law, Property Conveyancing and development, Business acquisition and sales, Corporate finance, leasing, Taxation, Stamp Duty, Wills and Deceased estate administration and Commercial Litigation
Michael Zande was admitted to practice as a Solicitor in Queensland in 1987 having completed his prior 6 year Articled Clerkship in what was then his father’s city based law firm of Welldon & Zande. Michael spent the early years of his career in a high end Brisbane CBD commercial practice working extensively in the fields of Commercial and Property Law including Property Conveyancing and development, Joint ventures, Business acquisition and sales, Corporate finance, leasing, Taxation, Stamp Duty, Wills and Deceased estate administration and Commercial Litigation. By the early 90’s, Michael had developed a strong interest in Family Law dispute resolution and shortly after moved exclusively into this field. In 1996, the Queensland Law Society established a special programme to vet and identify Family Law practitioners exhibiting excellence in every aspect of Family Law.
Estate And Succession Law, Family law and Commercial matters
Wayne Holloway has been part of Holloway Jenkins since its inception in 1986. He specialises in family law and commercial matters. As a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Wayne began his career in 1984, when he was admitted as a solicitor. With a Bachelor of Laws (QUT) degree, Wayne is also a member of the Queensland Law Society Inc. He has been admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Wayne has acquired a number of longstanding clients over the years, including both individuals and businesses. He has resolved varied and complex problems via litigation and negotiation. Wayne firmly believes in the power of communication, and the benefit of focusing on the end result, rather than becoming distracted by the legal process.