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Sarah Camm

Associate
Sarah provides her clients with practical advice in all areas of succession planning and estate administration, with a particular focus on assisting clients engaged in estate disputes.

Sarah provides her clients with practical advice in all areas of succession planning and estate administration, with a particular focus on assisting clients engaged in estate disputes.

As an associate in Cooper Grace Ward’s private clients team, Sarah advises beneficiaries, executors and trustees on all aspects of estate and superannuation disputes, as well as general administration and estate planning issues.

Sarah uses her experience in estate disputes to ensure her clients understand the potential litigation risks at the succession planning stage, and provides pragmatic advice to limit the possibility of a dispute arising in future.

  • Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland, High Court of Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)– University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Journalism – University of Queensland
  • Member – STEP (Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners)
  • Member – QLS (Queensland Law Society)
  • Doyles Guide – Rising Star (2022) – Wills, Estates and Succession Planning
  • Preparing Wills, enduring powers of attorney and superannuation binding death benefit nominations
  • Applications for probate and letters of administration
  • Guiding executors and administrators through the administration of the estate
  • Assisting beneficiaries and executors in making or defending family provision applications
  • Advising clients on the validity of estate planning documents, including where there are questions about incapacity or influence, and the effect of informal Wills
  • Assisting in disputes between executors, and applications to remove an executor
  • Advising superannuation trustees on their obligations when paying a death benefit, and preparing applications to receive a death benefit on behalf of eligible beneficiaries (including executors)

Areas of Expertise

Publications

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.

It Depends - Do I have a conflict of interest?

In this edition of ‘It depends’, associate Sarah Camm talks about conflicts of interest. As a part of their Estate Planning Masterclass series, Hayley Mitchell and Sarah Camm will be hosting a webinar on this topic on Thursday 7 December.

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