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 TEPDeputy Chair

Parsons Law
Melanie Costin TEP

Melanie Costin TEPTreasurer

T & E Accounting Pty Ltd
Chris Herrald TEP

Chris Herrald TEPSecretary

Mullins Lawyers
Kelly Gatehouse TEP

Kelly Gatehouse TEPCommittee Member

McInnes Wilson Lawyers
Don Fraser QC TEP

Don Fraser QC TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar, Level 7 Inns of Court
Rob Cumming TEP

Rob Cumming TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar, 19 Inns Chambers
Juanita Maiden

Juanita MaidenCommittee Member

MacDonnells Law
Prue Poole TEP

Prue Poole TEPCommittee Member

McInnes Wilson Lawyers
Ashleigh Poole TEP

Ashleigh Poole TEPCommittee Member

Thynne + Macartney
Halie Beaumont TEP

Halie Beaumont TEPCommittee Member

McCullough Robertson Lawyers
Hayley Mitchell

Hayley MitchellCommittee Member

Cooper Grace Ward
Jennifer Sheean TEP

Jennifer Sheean TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar, Ratcliffe Pring Chambers
Jeffrey Otto TEP

Jeffrey Otto TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar, Chancery Barristers + Mediators
Darlene Skennar QC TEP

Darlene Skennar QC TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar, Chancery Barristers + Mediators

STEP Queensland Events

Date Event Venue
Tuesday 15 October 2019 Lunchtime Seminar

“Estate Administration – Practical tips in dealing with international estates”

Presenter: Angela Cornford-Scott, TEP – Cornford-Scott Lawyers

Ticket Purchase

Queensland Law Society, 2nd floor, 179 Ann Street, Brisbane

Contact Us

Contact us by email at:

Correspondence address:

STEP Queensland Secretary
GPO Box 2275
QLD 4001