Since admission, Tom has worked exclusively in the area of succession law. Even before admission as a lawyer, he was working in a law firm in Brisbane dealing with succession law and family law matters. Throughout practise, Tom has also gained exposure to and experience in property law, criminal law and general matters of a litigious nature. Tom has also been a volunteer solicitor for a Community Legal Centre, assisting on a pro bono basis clients who lack the resources to engage a private solicitor.
Tom is passionate about all aspects of succession law, whether it be problem solving challenges presented by estate planning, assisting with administration of complex and intricate estates, or litigating estate matters to ensure the best possible outcome for clients. Tom’s primary focus is on estate administration matters.
He has conducted matters concerning the administration of numerous estates of all sizes, including many unusual aspects associated with applications for probate and letters of administration, as well as executors’ commission claims, citing and removing executors for failure to administer an estate, guardianship and administration applications for adults with impaired decision making capacity, and advising local government councils and funeral directors about burial rights and disputes.
Tom also has substantial experience in estate planning and litigation matters, and so no matter what issues arise, Tom strives to assist his clients with straightforward advice regarding all aspects of estate matters, whether simple or complex, including negotiation, litigation or out-of-court settlements as necessary.