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.
Recent Speaking Events
|08/08/2018||Queensland Law Society||Brisbane||Estate administration and estate litigation|
|07/09/2018||STEP||Kingscliffe||Chairing certain parts of the program|
|03/11/2018||Queensland Law Society||Gold Coast||Panel Member – Questions on Notice|
Previous Speaking Events
|21/09/2011||LexisNexis||Brisbane||Tips & Traps For the Common Will Drafting Issues|
|11/07/2012||LexisNexis||Brisbane||Modern Use of Mutual Wills|
|05/02/2013||STEP Qld||Brisbane||Mutual Wills|
|27/02/2013||Legalwise||Gold Coast||The Rise of Mutual Wills|
|28/03/2013||Legalwise||Brisbane||Estate Planning for Commercial Clients|
|05/03/2014||Legalwise||Brisbane||Liabilities of Lawyers in estate planning|
|22/03/2014||Qld Law Society Symposium||Brisbane||Advanced Tips for Assessing Capacity|
|30/05/2014||Qld Law Society Symposium||Gold Coast||Powers of Attorney – Remedying Losses in Estates|
|31/10/2014||Qld Law Society, Succession Law & Elder Law Residential||Gold Coast||Mutual Wills – A Reason to Sue|
|11/03/2015||Conexus Financial||Sydney||Notional Estates & Other Estate Planning Issues|
|27/05/2015||Qld Law Society||Brisbane||Succession Law Masterclass– Client Interview Technique|
|19/03/2015||Legalwise||Brisbane||Powers of Attorney – Remedying Losses in Estates|
|12/09/2015||Legalwise||Brisbane||Testamentary Trusts for Vulnerable Beneficiaries|
|06/11/2015||Qld Law Society, Succession Law & Elder Law Residential||Gold Coast||Suspicious Circumstances|
|09/02/2016||Legalwise||Brisbane||Will Disputes – What Accountant’s need to know|
|05/03/2016||The Qld Justices Association South Pine Branch||Brisbane||Witnessing Wills and Enduring Instruments|
|19/03/2016||Qld Law Society Symposium||Brisbane||Solicitors’ Duties in advising Trustees and Attorneys: Practical Steps to Protect Yourself|
|21/06/2016||Qld Law Society||Brisbane||Estate administration and estate litigation|
|05/10/2016||College of Law||Brisbane||Workshop concerning the running of a succession law practice|
|27/10/2016||CPA Australia||Brisbane||Live Chat: Dangers for accountants being executors of an estate|
|02/08/2016||Television Education Network||Webinar||Balancing Asset Protection and Control in a testamentary trust|
|16/08/2016||Bespoke Lifestyles||Brisbane||Legal Business Structures for Vulnerable Persons|
|31/03/2017||Legalwise||Brisbane||Lies, Dammed Lies and Testamentary Trusts|
|24/05/2017||Qld Law Society||Brisbane||Estate Administration & Estate Litigation|
|07/10/2017||Qld Law Society, Succession Law & Elder Law Residential||Gold Coast||Tips and Traps in Estate Planning|
|01/11/2017||STEP Qld||Brisbane||Difficult Will Clauses|
|27/03/2018||Legalwise||Brisbane||Will Drafting: Drafting to Avoid – Common Challenges|
|21/06/2018||Legalwise||Brisbane||Give it Back! Financial Elder Abuse and the Recovery of Assets|
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.