With over 40 years of experience as a legal advisor, Steve’s extensive expertise covers many facets of the law. His focus is on estate planning and related litigation.

In addition to working on a broad range of matters for multi-national corporations and organisations, sporting clubs, local authorities, and quasi-governmental bodies, Steve also has a long association with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community in Australia. This includes having successfully resolved a range of problems, from disputed mining on Aboriginal land to the representation of tribal Aboriginals in land claims against the Australian Government.


Steve’s experience includes:

• Family Provision Applications in Estate matters (s41 claims);
• Applications for the removal of an executor/administrator;
• Judicial advice applications;
• Acting for individual clients and corporations;
• Complex Wills and Trusts;
• Commercial advice;
• Business succession planning;
• Wills and estate planning; and
• Deceased estate administration.

Pro Bono & Community Work

Steve has served on the committees of various community organisations:

  • Chairman, Pioneer Employment Agency
  • Chairman, Bayersville Resource Recovery Centre
  • Secretary, Taipan’s Rugby Union Club
  • Director, Sarina District Sporting Committee
  • Mackay and District Conservation Group
  • O’Grady’s Hill Development Project
  • President, Veterans Rugby Queensland
  • Secretary, Toothless Tigers Rugby Union Club
  • President, Australian Friends of Taiwan

Professional Recognition

  • Finalist – Commercial Team of the Year, Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2023

Membership and Associations

  • Queensland Law Society
  • European Independent Financial Advisor’s Network

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practise

  • Supreme Court of Queensland
  • High Court of Australia
  • National Court of Justice, Papua New Guinea

“It is important to me that my clients’ interests are protected at all times.”