Gary has dealt with all succession related matters great and small, advising individuals and families on their wills and estate planning for more than 40 years. A leading estate and trust practitioner and one of a small group of specialists in Succession law accredited by the Queensland Law Society, Gary is also one of only two approved Estate Account Assessors available to be appointed by the Queensland Supreme Court. [This regime, a re-write of part of Uniform Civil Procedure Rules, outsources assessment of deceased estate and trust accounts away from the Court Registry, to private, qualified solicitors, since 2012. He was the first person appointed under those changed rules to examine a set of estate accounts.]
Gary's extensive experience includes:
Clients rely on Gary for advice relating to enduring powers of attorney (substitute decision making), superannuation, and not for profit structuring, as well as broader issues relating to complex drafting, trustee's duties, estate and trust tax, and perpetuities.
Gary is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, which has members in all the major estate and trust jurisdictions throughout the world. He is the current Chair of the Queensland Law Society Succession Law Committee and the past Chair of the Queensland Law Society Succession law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee.