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 43 such specialists out of roughly 10,000 lawyers in Queensland.
More recently Bryan and the firm Mitchells was recognised by the influential Doyles Guide in three categories , being:
- 2017 Leading – Estate Litigation – Queensland
- 2017 Leading – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Queensland
- 2017 Recommended – Estate Litigation – Australia
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 at QUT and the College of Law in the areas of estate planning and Wills and Estates generally. More recently Bryan was awarded Master of Laws (Applied Laws – Wills & Estates) from the College of Law.
He works almost 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 presently serves as Deputy Chair. Further, Bryan has been a Fellow of the Taxation Institute for a number of years and is currently a member of the Queensland Law Society Succession Law Committee.
Bryan and his wife Kym Mitchell recently celebrated 23 years of marriage. They are blessed to have four children ranging in ages from 9 to 18.
Over the years Bryan has served on various boards of community organisations and was a sessional lecturer in Business Law at Christian Heritage College for a number of years.
Bryan’s interests include singing, camping, keeping fit and enjoying a good T-bone steak.