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 40 such specialists in Queensland.
Bryan was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1992 after having completed degrees in Commerce and Law at the University of Queensland and articles of clerkship. Since then he has pursued post graduate study in the areas of Estate Planning and Wills and Estates generally. He works exclusively in the area of Wills and Estates, including estate planning, elder law, estate administration and estate disputes.
Bryan has a special interest in helping parents who have a child with a disability with their estate planning.
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.
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.