Kristen Mitchell-Scott

Associate

Expertise
Wills & Estates
Location
Brisbane

Kristen is an Associate in our Wills & Estates team and is based in the Brisbane office.

Kristen specialises in Succession Law, particularly:

  • Estate Planning and asset protection including:
    • Wills incorporating testamentary discretionary trusts
    • Enduring Powers of Attorney
    • General Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation

Kristen brings clarity and peace of mind to your future with her expertise in Succession Law. She guides clients through all aspects of Estate Planning, from drafting simple or complex Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney to navigating the intricacies of Estate Administration. This includes:

  • Probate and Letters of Administration: Ensuring a smooth transfer of assets, with or without a Will.
  • Intestacy Matters: Providing legal guidance when there’s no Will in place.
  • Estate Litigation: Resolving Will disputes and handling Family Provision claims.

Kristen’s experience also extends to Guardianship and Financial Administration Applications at QCAT.

'I have always had a special interest in all areas of Succession Law – Estate Planning and Estate Administration through to Estate Litigation. Seeing positive outcomes for my clients is my number one priority.'

Kristen started her professional journey working at a law firm during high school. She continued part-time while earning her bachelor’s degrees and completing her practical legal training, and was promoted to Succession Law Solicitor at the same firm upon her admission to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2018. Here, she gained valuable experience in all aspects of Succession Law and some Family Law and Property Law/Conveyancing. In 2021, Kristen was admitted to the High Court of Australia.

Kristen’s background in both Family Law and Succession Law has given her a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of these areas of law. While working in Family Law she gained a keen insight into the challenges arising from family dynamics - knowledge that proves invaluable in her current focus on Succession Law.

'I believe my strength lies in one-on-one client interactions, attentively following their direction, and managing their cases with professionalism and integrity.'

Kristen appreciates the highly personal nature of Succession Law and works closely with clients to provide quality advice, ensuring every client feels their voice is being heard.

In 2023, upon completion of her Master of Laws (Applied Law), Kristen was awarded a Graduate Fellowship of the College of Law in recognition of her outstanding academic achievements.

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts, with majors in Japanese and Criminology, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Master of Laws (Applied Law). She is a member of the Queensland Law Society.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Master of Laws (Applied Law)
Expertise

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