Welcome To Estate Battles

We are experts in contesting wills, will disputes, and executor disputes.

We have been recognised by the influential Doyles Guide as:


2018 Leading – Wills & Estates Litigation – Queensland

2018 Leading – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Queensland


When you need the very best – call us!

Contesting A Will

You may wish to contest a will because you’ve been left out of the will, the will is missing or unclear, or if you suspect the will-maker was coerced or lacked capacity to make a will.

Estate Planning

Our estate planning service will provide you with peace of mind after finalising your will and other necessary documents. We also ensure that following your death, those who will administer and benefit from your will enjoy peace of existence.

Estate Administration

Executors of an estate have an obligation to engage in the due administration of the estate. Enormous obligations are cast upon an executor to gather in the estate, pay all testamentary debts and expenses and to distribute the estate in a correct and legal way.

Elder Law

Financial elder abuse is becoming more common. It is the improper or illegal use of an older person’s funds, property or resources. We believe it’s important to protect seniors against exploitation and abuse.

We offer a free, 10-minute phone consultation

Who We Are

Estate Battles is a specialty service provided by Mitchells Solicitors, and concentrates on contesting wills and will disputes, estate planning, wills, executor disputes, estate administration and elder abuse. Bryan Mitchell, the principal of Mitchells Solicitors, is an Accredited Specialist in Succession Law (wills and estates) and can offer expert advice. We can help you with wills, estate planning, trust law, will disputes, executor disputes, elder law and estate administration.

Bryan Mitchell

Bryan Mitchell

Accredited Specialist in Succession Law & Principal

David Graham

David Graham

Senior Associate

Kylee Ghodsi

Kylee Ghodsi

Senior Associate

Kate Muller

Kate Muller


Naomi Wallace

Naomi Wallace


Our Blog

Informal Will Declared Valid By The Court

The sister of a millionaire who amassed her fortune living a frugal lifestyle has won a court case to prove a postcard she wrote is a valid will. Kathleen Steiner, 59, from Taranaki on New Zealand's North Island, died in hospice care in her sister's arms after a 'very...

Doctor Forges Will in Elder Abuse Case

In the United Kingdom, a consultant psychiatrist sent by NHS bosses to assess an elderly widow in west Cumbria, took control of her finances so that she and her family could inherit the bulk of the pensioner’s £1.3m estate, a jury heard. The court heard how Alemi,...

Daughter of Retail Mogul Fights For Larger Inheritance

San Francisco socialite Summer Tompkins Walker, the daughter of North Face and Esprit co-founder Douglas Tompkins, has lost another bruising round in her battle to claim a portion of her late father’s inheritance. The state Second District Court of Appeal in Los...

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