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
  • 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.

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Committee Members

Chris Herrald TEP

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Chris Herrald TEPChair

Mullins Lawyers
Jennifer Sheean TEP

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Jennifer Sheean TEPDeputy Chair

Queensland Bar, Ratcliffe Pring Chambers
Juanita Maiden

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Juanita MaidenSecretary

MacDonnells Law
Melanie Costin TEP

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Melanie Costin TEPTreasurer

T & E Accounting Pty Ltd
Ashleigh Poole TEP

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Ashleigh Poole TEPCommittee Member

Thynne + Macartney
Carla Parsons TEP

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Carla Parsons TEPCommittee Member

Parsons Law
Kelly Gatehouse TEP

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Kelly Gatehouse TEPCommittee Member

McInnes Wilson Lawyers
Halie Beaumont TEP

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Halie Beaumont TEPCommittee Member

McCullough Robertson Lawyers
Katie Worsnop TEP

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Katie Worsnop TEPCommittee Member

McInnes Wilson Lawyers
Jeffrey Otto TEP

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Jeffrey Otto TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar, Chancery Barristers + Mediators
Darlene Skennar QC TEP

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Darlene Skennar QC TEPCommittee Member

Queensland Bar, Chancery Barristers + Mediators
Natalie Silvester TEP

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Natalie Silvester TEPCommittee Member

Mullins Lawyers
Jenna Hutchinson

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Jenna HutchinsonCommittee Member

Turner Freeman Lawyers
Angela Rae

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Angela RaeCommittee Member

Queensland Bar, Burnett Lane Chambers
Pip Coore

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Pip CooreCommittee Member

Chancery Barristers + Mediators

STEP Queensland Events

Date Event Venue
Tuesday 20 April 2021 Lunchtime Seminar Series

Lunchtime Seminar Series

“Estate Planning: Tax Updates, identifying your client and conflicts, how things can go wrong”

Renee Bennett of wilson/ryan/grose Lawyers & Melanie Costin TEP of T & E Accounting Pty Ltd

Ticket Purchase

Queensland Law Society (and Live Stream Webinar)

Wednesday 12 May 2021 #STEPNextGen Series

#STEPNextGen Series

“Estate Planning for Vulnerable Beneficiaries”

Amee Grattan of Disability Law Queensland

Brisbane Venue to Be Announced (and Live Stream Webinar)
Wednesday 9 June 2021 #STEPNextGen Series

#STEPNextGen Series

“Estate administration – Not so simple”

Jenna Hutchinson of Turner Freeman Lawyers

Queensland Venue to be Announced (and Live Stream Webinar)
Tuesday 15 June 2021 Lunchtime Series

Lunchtime Series

“Preparing for Trial and reviewing evidence”

Rebecca Treston QC TEP of Callinan Chambers

Ticket Purchase

Queensland Law Society (and Live Stream Webinar)
Wednesday 14 July 2021 #STEPNextGen Series

#STEPNextGen Series

“Personal representatives in doubt – Applications for advice and directions from the court”

Angela Rae TEP of Burnett Lane Chambers

Queensland Venue to be Announced (and Live Stream Webinar)
Tuesday 17 August 2021 Lunchtime Series

Lunchtime Series

“Identifying risks faced by a legal personal representative through the estate administration journey and steps that can be taken to limit that risk”

Prue Poole TEP of McInnes Wilson Lawyers

Ticket Purchase

Queensland Law Society (and Live Stream Webinar)
Tuesday 21 September 2021 Lunchtime Series

Lunchtime Series

“The Jurisdiction of the District Court in Succession Matters: More than just Family Provision”

His Honour Judge Bernard Porter QC, Judge of the District Court of Queensland

Ticket Purchase

Queensland Law Society (and Live Stream Webinar)

Contact Us

Contact us by email at: qldbranch@step.org

Correspondence address:

STEP Queensland Secretary
GPO Box 2275
Brisbane
QLD 4001