His expertise is recognised by the Queensland Law Society, awarded the distinction of being an Accredited Specialist in Succession Law (which is another word for Wills and Estates). There are only roughly 45 such specialists in Queensland.
Bryan is a regular public speaker and has had the privilege of presenting papers for the Queensland Law Society, the Queensland branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Lexis Nexis and Legalwise and workshops for the College of Law. Bryan was one of the early members of the Queensland Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is presently serves as a committee member. Further Bryan, has been a member of the Taxation Institute for a number of years.
Upcoming Speaking Events
|06/12/2019||SA LAW Society Trust Conference||Adelaide||The Dead or Deranged Trust|
|03/03/2020||Legalwise Seminar for Accountants||Brisbane||Strategic Structuring for Estate Planning and Asset Protection: How to Protect Clients in Life and in Death|
|10/03/2020||Legalwise Seminar for Solicitors||Brisbane||Strategic Structuring for Estate Planning and Asset Protection: How to Protect Clients in Life and in Death|
|13/03/2020||QLS Symposium||Brisbane||What on Earth does it mean? The construction of Wills, including self-made Wills and informal Wills|
Previous Speaking Events
|22/11/2019||STEP Worldwide Special Interest Group||London||Financial Elder Abuse in Queensland|
|01/11/2019||QLS Succession & Elder Law Conference||Gold Coast||Wills gone Wild: drafting difficult clauses|
|13/09/2019||STEP QLD Annual Conference||Kingscliffe||Closing remarks at Conference|
|18/07/2019 – 19/07/2019||Tax Institute: Death & Taxes Conference||Gold Coast||Settling the context: Why is advising in the area of estates increasingly important?|
|19/06/2019||Disability Carer’s Group||Brisbane||Future planning for a child with a disability|
|10/06/2019||CPA Australia – Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Australian Estate Planning Risks – Death, Divorce & Dementia|
|21/05/2019||Queensland Law Society||Brisbane||Masterclass Workshop Panel: Complex Estate Administration|
|16/05/2019 – 17/05/2019||STEP Australian National Conference||Brisbane||Chairing aspects of Conference|
|03/11/2018||Queensland Law Society||Gold Coast||Panel Member – Questions on Notice|
|07/09/2018||STEP||Kingscliffe||Chairing certain parts of the program|
|08/08/2018||Queensland Law Society||Brisbane||Estate Administration and Estate Litigation|
|21/06/2018||Legalwise||Brisbane||Give it Back! Financial Elder Abuse and the Recovery of Assets|
|27/03/2018||Legalwise||Brisbane||Will Drafting: Drafting to Avoid – Common Challenges|
|01/11/2017||STEP Qld||Brisbane||Difficult Will Clauses|
|07/10/2017||Qld Law Society, Succession Law & Elder Law Residential||Gold Coast||Tips and Traps in Estate Planning|
|24/05/2017||Qld Law Society||Brisbane||Estate Administration & Estate Litigation|
|31/03/2017||Legalwise||Brisbane||Lies, Dammed Lies and Testamentary Trusts|
|16/08/2016||Bespoke Lifestyles||Brisbane||Legal Business Structures for Vulnerable Persons|
|02/08/2016||Television Education Network||Webinar||Balancing Asset Protection and Control in a testamentary trust|
|27/10/2016||CPA Australia||Brisbane||Live Chat: Dangers for accountants being executors of an estate|
|05/10/2016||College of Law||Brisbane||Workshop concerning the running of a succession law practice|
|21/06/2016||Qld Law Society||Brisbane||Estate administration and Estate Litigation|
|19/03/2016||Qld Law Society Symposium||Brisbane||Solicitors’ Duties in advising Trustees and Attorneys: Practical Steps to Protect Yourself|
|05/03/2016||The Qld Justices Association South Pine Branch||Brisbane||Witnessing Wills and Enduring Instruments|
|09/02/2016||Legalwise||Brisbane||Will Disputes – What Accountant’s need to know|
|06/11/2015||Qld Law Society, Succession Law & Elder Law Residential||Gold Coast||Suspicious Circumstances|
|12/09/2015||Legalwise||Brisbane||Testamentary Trusts for Vulnerable Beneficiaries|
|19/03/2015||Legalwise||Brisbane||Powers of Attorney – Remedying Losses in Estates|
|27/05/2015||Qld Law Society||Brisbane||Succession Law Masterclass– Client Interview Technique|
|11/03/2015||Conexus Financial||Sydney||Notional Estates & Other Estate Planning Issues|
|31/10/2014||Qld Law Society, Succession Law & Elder Law Residential||Gold Coast||Mutual Wills – A Reason to Sue|
|30/05/2014||Qld Law Society Symposium||Gold Coast||Powers of Attorney – Remedying Losses in Estates|
|22/03/2014||Qld Law Society Symposium||Brisbane||Advanced Tips for Assessing Capacity|
|05/03/2014||Legalwise||Brisbane||Liabilities of Lawyers in estate planning|
|28/03/2013||Legalwise||Brisbane||Estate Planning for Commercial Clients|
|27/02/2013||Legalwise||Gold Coast||The Rise of Mutual Wills|
|05/02/2013||STEP Qld||Brisbane||Mutual Wills|
|11/07/2012||LexisNexis||Brisbane||Modern Use of Mutual Wills|
|21/09/2011||LexisNexis||Brisbane||Tips & Traps For the Common Will Drafting Issues|
He has appeared on A Current Affair several times as a legal expert.
Bryan Mitchell quoted in The Courier Mail: “This is the first time in Australia a judge has given effect to a statutory will, or codicil, for reasons of tax and asset protection.” The court made a ruling on what the man, who suffers from dementia, would have wanted prior to falling ill.
Bryan Mitchell, quoted in The Courier Mail regarding a lawyer who failed to execute a will for a woman who died while he was on holidays.
Bryan Mitchell, quoted in the Financial Review that “parental generosity should rarely be couched as a gift.” A gift of $160,000 to help their son and daughter-in-law purchase a home goes badly as a divorce looms.
If you’d like to contact Bryan to discuss a speaking engagement or media appearance, please fill in the following form or phone 07 3373 3633.