Managing Director & Accredited Specialist in Succession Law (Qld)
Bryan assists clients in the three areas of Wills and Estates, being Estate Planning, Estate Disputes and Estate Administration. His expertise is recognised by the Queensland Law Society, being an Accredited Specialist in Succession Law (which is another word for Wills and Estates). There are presently only 45 such specialists out of roughly 13,000 lawyers in Queensland.
More recently Bryan and the firm Mitchells was recognised by the influential Doyles Guide in two categories, being:
- 2020 Leading – Wills, Estates &Succession Planning Law Firms – Queensland (One of the First Tier firms in Estate Planning)
- 2020 Leading – Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers – Queensland
- 2020 Recommended – Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers – Australia
- 2019 Leading – Wills & Estates Litigation – Queensland
- 2019 Leading – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Queensland
A solicitor of the Supreme Courts of both New South Wales and Queensland and of the High Court of Australia, David holds a Bachelor of Arts (in Industrial Relations) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.
Kylee has been working with Bryan Mitchell and the Mitchells team for over 20 years. She practices in estate administration and also heads the family law team.
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 not only continues to inspire and surprise her but where she can really make a difference to people’s lives every day.
Her legal areas of expertise include:
- dispute work and litigation
- succession law
- estate planning and administration
Specifically, Mehera has built a strong reputation for delivering solutions to complex matters in succession law, especially in disputed matters.
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.
Solicitor - Special Counsel
Graham Stenton has been practicing law 37 years. His main focus here is looking after property transactions, including conveyancing. He also has an interest in wills and estates.
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.
Eirini holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and Political Science from the University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology.
Kristen holds dual degrees in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Japanese and Criminology from the University of Queensland, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. She has commenced specialised postgraduate study in the area of Family Law at the College of Law.