We have been recognised by the influential Doyles Guide as:
2020 Leading – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Law Firms – Queensland (One of the First Tier firms in Estate Planning)
2020 Leading – Wills & Estates Litigation – Queensland
2020 Recommended – Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers – Australia
2019 Leading – Wills & Estates Litigation – Queensland
2019 Leading – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Queensland
When you need the very best – call us!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accredited Specialist in Succession Law & Principal
Special Counsel & Accredited Specialist in Succession Law (Qld)
It was a pleasure dealing with Kate and we were extremely happy with her advise.-Gwyneth P.
Kate was professional & very competent. A delight to deal with.-Catherine B.
Kate and staff were attentive, patient, and knowledgeable.-Peter L.
Thanks Mitchells for sorting out our estate planning.-Peter D.
Kate Muller is extremely professional in her dealings with us at all times.-Keyra A.
I really appreciated the courteous attention to my requirements – and also my attempts at levity in amongst it all.-Kathy R.
Keep up caring for your clients. It makes the biggest difference for those looking for professionals in your field.-Keyra A.
I am impressed with the basic fact sheets on your website to explain your range of services & FAQ’s in layman’s’ terms. Also, we have dealt fairly exclusively with Bryan and Kate and offer our thanks for their professionalism at all times for both personal and commercial matters.-Kees P.
Good Neighbours Aren’t Always Good Friends. Gibbs v Loveday & Kimyani v Sandhu -Executors who behaved badly and have paid the price.
There’s an old Chinese proverb that says a good neighbour is a priceless treasure, a saying that Anita Border took to heart when it came to deciding who was to be the executor of her will. David Loveday was not only described by her as a trusted neighbour but he was...
Protecting Sophia — NSW Trustee and Guardian v Hirsch  . How one woman’s desire to financially protect one cousin from another led to a Supreme Court Ruling.
Martha Terre- Blanche had witnessed far more injustice in her 82 years than others and sought to remember those who had made those unbearable situations more bearable when she sat down to write her will. Born in 1924 in Greece, an only child, both her parents were...
Years ago I had a client whose story was sad and believable. She came across as being kind-hearted and a bit naïve. She had an elderly spinster aunt who didn’t have many friends and was all alone in the world. This elderly (and rapidly ageing) aunt persuaded my...
Where We Are
We also have offices in Brisbane City and the Sunshine Coast.