About Us

Estate First Lawyers started in 2009 to address the increased need for more sophisticated estate planning for blended families and tax effective inheritances, particularly in an environment of complex superannuation law and increasing estate litigation.

Traditional simple wills often no longer meet the needs of blended families or take advantage of the tax effective strategies available.

We have a team of senior estate planning lawyers who have practiced extensively in estate law.

Our Team

We are privileged to have on board a Special Counsel (Ann Janssen) and also a Qld Law Society Accredited Succession Law Specialist.

Two of our legal practitioners have each been practicing in the estates area for over 15 years and most of our estate planning lawyers have an Honours degree in Law.

We also have a seasoned litigator to assist with Family Provision claims.

View team profiles

Expertise, knowledge and understanding

That's what we bring to you, legal expertise and life experience. Each one of us is passionate about estate law and have committed our practicing careers to it.

Our Values

We are committed to providing our clients with excellent service. Our values are reflected in the service we give you:

Bullet Personal attention – you will deal with senior lawyers with extensive legal and life experience
Bullet Commitment and Honesty – we want the best outcome for you, and this means giving frank advice and lots of options
Bullet Co-operation and Integration – the best outcomes are achieved in collaboration with your other advisers (accountant, financial planner, etc)
Bullet Commercial and timely delivery of service – we provide fixed fees for most jobs and efficient turnaround times

Take time to look at our Website including the many helpful Articles in our Knowledge Centre or Contact a member of our team to discuss how we can help you with your legal problem.

Why not share our Website with your family and colleagues:


What happens if I’m incapable of making decisions? read more...
What sets us apart? Estate law is all we do. You are assured of high quality legal service conducted cost effectively and to a deadline. Watch our video on Estate Planning.