Laura is a Special Counsel in our Disputes Resolution & Litigation team, specialising in the areas of family business succession, estate planning and superannuation.
Laura is listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 and 2021 edition for Trusts and Estates and Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice.
Laura has over 16 years’ experience working with private clients and family businesses in crafting and executing succession plans.
Laura’s key focus is to understand each individual or families motivation for their succession planning and tailor an appropriate plan for the individual or family.
Laura’s areas of experience include:
With a background that includes sociology, family law and taxation, Laura is experienced to deal with the variety of issues associated with working with families and preparing comprehensive succession plans for clients.
Laura’s recent experience includes:
18 May 2020 - Knowledge
#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Private Client Practice
Following changes to NSW and Victoria’s e-signing and witnessing rules, Queensland has now passed regulations allowing wills, enduring powers of attorney and advance health directives to be witnessed through video conferencing.
24 April 2020 - Knowledge
#Private Client Practice, #COVID-19
Many of you, like us, will have been grappling with continuing to meet the formal witnessing requirements of many documents, whilst observing the social distancing and essential travel only restrictions.
20 March 2020 - Knowledge
#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Private Client Practice, #COVID-19
Much has been made of panic buying as many Australians rush to protect their families from the perceived risk of dwindling supplies, whether that fear is reasonable or not. But what about protecting your family financially? Economic risk is not the only issue being faced.
11 Feb 20 to 10 Nov 20 - Brisbane
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
28 Apr 20 to 23 Jun 20
This interactive webinar series will discuss topical issues including the impacts of COVID-19, Planning and Environment Court decisions, the purpose of the Planning Act 2016 (Qld) and other development assessment pathways outside the usual Planning Act.
01 Jun 20
The property and construction industry is key to reviving Australia's economy in the post-COVID-19 environment. Join our construction partners Suzy Cairney, Stephen Natoli and national property partners Natashia Ackroyd, Cameron Sheather and Darren Anderson next Monday for an online discussion on the Victorian Government's recent $2.7 billion Building Works Package, plus policies and incentives for these two sectors at the national level.