STEP Queensland

We welcome all professional advisers, educators and students with a trusts and estates focus in their practice, whether for private or corporate clients.

STEP Queensland branch focuses on education, training, representation and networking for our members in the areas of trusts and estates.

The patron of our branch is pre-eminent trusts and estates scholar, Mr Tony Lee.  Tony is one of only nine honorary members of STEP Worldwide.

We have more than 230 members, many of whom are practising lawyers, but we have a growing membership base of accountants, trust company practitioners and financial planners.

Our program of events includes:

  • Monthly lunchtime seminars
  • Evening ‘roundtables’, where issues are dissected and debated in an informal setting
  • Our annual Trusts and Estates Conference – for further details, see here
  • Half day ‘intensives’, focusing on trusts, enduring powers of attorney and other practice issues

Most of our events are accessible to regional practitioners, by teleconference or webinar.

Committee Members

Bryan Mitchell TEP

Bryan Mitchell TEPBranch Chair

Mitchells Solicitors
Carla Parsons TEP

Carla Parsons TEPSecretary

Parsons Law
Ben Gordon TEP

Ben Gordon TEPTreasurer

Vincents Chartered Accountants
Richard Williams TEP

Richard Williams TEPImmediate Past Chair

Queensland Bar
Renee Bennett TEP

Renee Bennett TEPCommittee Member

Angela Cornford-Scott TEP

Angela Cornford-Scott TEPCommittee Member

Cornford-Scott Lawyers
Rob Cumming TEP

Rob Cumming TEPCommittee Member

McInnes Wilson Lawyers
Glenn Dickson TEP

Glenn Dickson TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar
Stephanie Duggan TEP

Stephanie Duggan TEPCommittee Member

The Public Trustee of Queensland
Scott Forster TEP

Scott Forster TEPCommittee Member

Don Fraser QC TEP

Don Fraser QC TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar
Kelly Gatehouse

Kelly GatehouseCommittee Member

Slater and Gordon Lawyers
Chris Herrald TEP

Chris Herrald TEPCommittee Member

Mullins Lawyers
Ann Janssen TEP

Ann Janssen TEPCommittee Member

Estate First Lawyers
Juanita Maiden

Juanita MaidenCommittee Member

MacDonnells Law
Prue Poole TEP

Prue Poole TEPCommittee Member

McInnes Wilson Lawyers

STEP Queensland Events

Date Event Venue
Wednesday 21 February 2018 Nextgen Lecture & Networking Series

‘Estate Administration’

Carla Parsons TEP – Estate administration tips and traps

Prue Poole TEP – Tricky probate applications
College of Law, Brisbane
Tuesday 6 March 2018 Lunchtime Seminar

‘Trustee’s Powers – What Should You Include In the Wills You Draft?’

Mr Gary Lanham TEP

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 20 March 2018 2018 Intensive Seminar

Program to be advised

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 8 May 2018 Lunchtime Seminar

‘Fun With Tax – Foreign Beneficiaries And Trusts’

Mr Mark Brabazon SC TEP

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Wednesday 23 May 2018 STEP Nextgen Lecture & Networking Series

‘Estate Litigation’

Rob Cumming TEP – Family provision applications practical tips

Richard Williams TEP – Other contentious applications
College of Law, Brisbane
Tuesday 5 June 2018 Lunchtime Seminar

‘Structuring Charitable and Philanthropic Giving’

Ms Frances Fredriksen TEP

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 7 August 2018 Lunchtime Seminar

‘Cy Pres Schemes – A Practical Guide’

Mr Robert Whiteford TEP

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Friday 7 September 2018 STEP Queensland Branch Trusts and Estates Conference

Program to be advised

Peppers SALT Resort, Kingscliff
Tuesday 9 October 2018 Lunchtime Seminar

‘Fiduciary Obligations – a Practical Perspective’

Speaker to be advised

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann St, Brisbane

Contact Us

Contact us by email at:

Correspondence address:

STEP Queensland Secretary
GPO Box 2275
QLD 4001