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

Richard Williams TEPChair

Queensland Bar

Bryan Mitchell TEPDeputy Chair

Mitchells Solicitors

Carla Parsons TEPSecretary

Parsons Law

Ben Gordon TEPTreasurer

Vincents Chartered Accountants

Renee Bennett TEPCommittee Member

Wilson/Ryan/Grose

Angela Cornford-Scott TEPCommittee Member

Cornford-Scott Lawyers

Rob Cumming TEPCommittee Member

McInnes Wilson Lawyers

Glenn Dickson TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar

Stephanie Duggan TEPCommittee Member

The Public Trustee of Queensland

Scott Forster TEPCommittee Member

Perpetual

Don Fraser QC TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar

Kelly GatehouseCommittee Member

Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Chris Herrald TEPCommittee Member

Mullins Lawyers

Ann Janssen TEPCommittee Member

Estate First Lawyers

Juanita MaidenCommittee Member

MacDonnells Law

Prue Poole TEPCommittee Member

McInnes Wilson Lawyers

STEP Queensland Events

Date Event Venue
Friday 3 February 2017 STEP Qld Branch Program Launch and Networking Event The College of Law - Rooftop Terrace, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 7 February 2017 Lunchtime seminar

Disposal of bodily remains – the current Queensland position

Caite Brewer TEP and Angela Rae, Queensland Bar

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 7 March 2017 Lunchtime seminar

Superannuation changes – estate planning impacts

Clinton Jackson TEP, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 21 March 2017 2017 Intensive Seminar

Capacity, Disability and Substituted Decision-Making

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 9 May 2017 Lunchtime seminar

Family provision application mediations – putting your best foot forwards

Lee Nevison TEP, Queensland Bar

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Thursday 18 May 2017 Roundtable (members only)

The roundtable discussions are for STEP Qld members only, and provide a forum for discussion of a topical case or issue.  The topic will be announced shortly before the roundtable.

Vincents Chartered Accountants, Level 34 Santos Place, 32 Turbot Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 6 June 2017 Lunchtime seminar

Constructive trusts – how to prove your claim

Denis Barlin TEP, NSW Bar

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Thursday 13 July 2017 Roundtable (members only)

The roundtable discussions are for STEP Qld members only, and provide a forum for discussion of a topical case or issue.  The topic will be announced shortly before the roundtable.

Vincents Chartered Accountants, Level 34 Santos Place, 32 Turbot Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 1 August 2017 Lunchtime seminar

Missing beneficiaries – Benjamin orders and the role of the Public Trustee

Mark Crofton TEP, Official Solicitor to The Public Trustee of Queensland

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Friday 8 September 2017 QLD Annual Trusts and Estates Conference

The STEP Queensland branch Annual Conference is now in its 7th year.

The Conference commences with a welcome drinks reception on the evening of 7 September.

Peppers SALT Resort, Kingscliff, NSW
Thursday 19 October 2017 Roundtable (members only)

The roundtable discussions are for STEP Qld members only, and provide a forum for discussion of a topical case or issue.  The topic will be announced shortly before the roundtable.

Mullins Lawyers, Level 21 Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Tuesday 24 October 2017 Lunchtime seminar

NB: this seminar has been rescheduled, to 24 October

Multi-jurisdictional estates – planning and administration issues

Ines Kallweit TEP, McKean Park Lawyers, Melbourne

Queensland Law Society, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane
Wednesday 22 November 2017 STEP Qld Branch AGM and Christmas Drinks

Contact Us

Contact us by email at: qldbranch@step.org

Correspondence address:

STEP Queensland Secretary
GPO Box 2275
Brisbane
QLD 4001