Bryan Mitchell BCom LLB LLM LLM (Applied Laws – Wills & Estates) TEP FTI
Principal & Accredited Specialist in Succession Law
Bryan assists clients in Wills and Estates, Trusts and Elder Law. His expertise is recognised by the Queensland Law Society, being an Accredited Specialist in Succession Law. There are presently only 45 such specialists out of roughly 13,000 lawyers in Queensland.
More recently Bryan and separately the firm Mitchells was recognised again by his peers and ranked highly in the influential Doyle’s Guide:
• 2023 Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Queensland (preeminent)
• 2023 Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers – Queensland
• 2022 Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers – Australia
Kylee has been working with Bryan Mitchell and the Mitchells team for over 20 years. She practices exclusively in estate administration.
Kylee holds a Bachelor of Laws from QUT as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Asian Studies from Griffith University which were completed simultaneously. She also holds a Master of Laws (QUT) as well as a Master of Laws (Wills & Estates) (College of Law) and is a full member of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Kate holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (History) as well as a Master of Laws with Honours, all from the University of Queensland. Kate has been practicing almost exclusively in succession law, with a bit of business law and family law, since her admission.
As a longtime Accredited Specialist in succession law, Mehera feels privileged to be practising in a field that continues to inspire her. Mehera has built a strong reputation for acting in complex and upsetting matters that require experience and empathy.
Naomi started with our firm as a work experience student in 2013. Impressing us immensely, she was offered and accepted the position of Law Clerk in 2014. She quickly gained skills in the administration of deceased estates, property transactions, and advocating and negotiating in estate disputes.
Pete Galea holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Psychological Science from Griffith University and in 2020 he commenced specialist postgraduate studies in Wills & Estates at the College of Law in its Master of Applied Law (Wills and Estates) programme.
Sally started with our firm in 2017. In 2020 Sally completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology. She then received a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law and was admitted as a solicitor to both the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2021.
Ben completed his Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Bond University in 2021 and 2022 respectively. He was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2022.
Ben works with Kate to assist clients in the planning of their estates, and with Mehera to assist clients in various aspects of estate administration.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, and was awarded the University Medal in 2020. Prior to joining Mitchells Solicitors, Emily worked as an Associate to two District Court Judges.
Emily was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2022.
James completed his Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Queensland University of Technology in 2022 and was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2023. He has been working at the firm in various roles for over 5 years.
Consultant & Public Notary
Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1971, Tim was appointed a Justice of the Peace and became a Registered Tax Agent in 1972, was admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Australia, qualified as a Mediator through Bond University, and was later appointed a Notary Public by a ‘Court of Faculties’ in England under the guidance of the Archbishop of Canterbury.