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Hayley Mitchell

Hayley provides her clients with practical advice in all aspects of estate disputes, estate administration, succession planning for complex structures, superannuation succession planning and business succession.

Hayley Mitchell is a Wills and estates specialist lawyer in Brisbane. Hayley has dual accreditation in succession law (Queensland) and self-managed superannuation funds (through the SMSF Association).

Hayley’s expertise and specialist knowledge in Wills, estates and superannuation funds means that she can provide advice and assistance to clients in a range of matters:

• estate planning, Wills, enduring powers of attorney and superannuation binding death benefit nominations

• applications for probate and letters of administration

• advice to executors and beneficiaries of estates

• SMSF disputes and superannuation death benefit disputes

• trust succession disputes

• family provision applications, Will disputes and estate disputes

• enduring power of attorney disputes.

Contact Hayley to discuss your estate planning, probate and administration of an estate, contesting a Will, or a dispute involving estate or superannuation death benefit.

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Laws – University of Tasmania
  • Legal Practice Course – Centre for Legal Studies, University of Tasmania
  • Barrister and Solicitor – Supreme Court of Tasmania
  • Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member – STEP (Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners) (2015-current)
  • Accredited Specialist (Succession Law) – Qld
  • Committee member – STEP Queensland Branch (2018)
  • Doyles Guide – Rising Star (2019) – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning, Recommended Estates Litigation (2020)
  • Doyles Guide – Recommended (2022) – Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers – Queensland
  • Doyles Guide – Recommended (2022) – Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Queensland
  • Best Lawyers Australia (2021-2023) – Trusts and Estates and Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice.

Areas of Expertise


Of sound mind? Capacity in the context of Binding Death Benefit Nominations

Van Camp v Bellahealth Pty Ltd is one of the first cases where a court has been asked to consider the standard of capacity required in the context of Binding Death Benefit Nominations.

It Depends - What do we mean when we say someone lacks capacity?

In this edition of 'It depends', associate Sarah Camm talks about what we mean when we say that someone doesn't have capacity in estates matters.

It Depends - Is trustee discretion as good as we think?

In this edition of 'It depends', partner Hayley Mitchell and associate Sarah Camm talk about trustee discretion: what decisions of trustees involve discretion and what happens when the trustee gets it wrong.