Nathan Rutherford



After graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction) and being admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland in August 2017, Nathan began working as an estate planning lawyer in a central Queensland firm. Nathan has worked extensively with high-net worth clients, and has a significant amount of experience in estate planning for primary producers.

Nathan made the move to Robbins Watson and the Gold Coast in August 2020 and works predominantly in the areas of estate planning and estate administration.

Nathan assists clients to obtain probate, collect in estate funds, identify and resolve estate administration issues, finalise taxes, transfer real estate and distribute the estate funds to the beneficiaries.  He has a passion for easing the process for clients needing to navigate the difficult, and often frustrating, paths of estate administration.

Nathan’s estate planning work includes preparation of complex and simple wills, reviews of companies, trusts and related asset holding entities, superannuation and binding nominations and formulating suitable estate plans to accommodate the wishes and desires of the client within the client’s asset-holding framework.

Nathan is a member for the Queensland Law Society’s Succession Law Policy Committee and the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service’s Human Research Ethics Committee.

  • 2017 – Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • 2017 – Graduate Diploma of Practical Legal Training (College of Law)
  • 2016 – Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Queensland University of Technology)
  • 2016 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative and Professional Writing) with Distinction (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Queensland Law Society
  • QLS Succession Law Policy Committee
  • Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee