Year of call: 2005
Jeff practises in all areas of contentious and non-contentious private client and succession matters. He has a large advisory practice, advising in relation to the validity, interpretation and administration of wills and trusts, the duties of personal representatives and trustees, claims of breach of duty against personal representatives, trustees, attorneys and other fiduciaries, the payment of superannuation death benefits, family provision applications, and related professional negligence. Many of the matters in which he has acted involve large estates with assets in Australia and around the world.
He has appeared in a range of matters, including solemn form probate proceedings, lost and informal will applications, statutory will applications, applications relating to the interpretation of wills and trusts, applications by personal representatives and trustees for judicial advice and directions, Beddoe applications, Benjamin applications, compensation applications under the Powers of Attorney Act, charity proceedings, and family provision applications.
Jeff frequently appears at mediations, and acts as mediator.
Jeff is a founding member of Chancery Barristers + Mediators, a virtual group of Queensland barristers whose members provide specialist advocacy and advice in all aspects of succession, equity and trusts, and private client law. He is listed in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Wills & Estates Barrister in Queensland.