Margaret is a senior associate with Carne Reidy Herd
Lawyers and since joining the firm in 2007 has worked mainly in the areas of
succession law and guardianship and administration.
Margaret was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 1986 and has practised in a number of areas including family law in which she obtained accreditation in 2005.
Since working as a solicitor within the Seniors’ Advocacy and Information Service with the Caxton Legal Centre in 2005, Margaret has moved from practising family law to a range of areas relating to elderly people and their families. Margaret’s litigation experience includes many cases arising out of the misuse of Enduring Powers of Attorneys and applications to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal in relation to guardianship and administration issues.
In addition, Margaret conducts cases arising out of contested Wills, disputes arising in the administration of estates, family provision claims, and issues arising out of the financial abuse and exploitation of adults with impaired capacity.
Margaret’s experience also includes estate planning and the drafting of complex Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
Currently, Margaret is undertaking a Masters of Laws at the University of Queensland in the area of Wills and Estates. She is a former part-time member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and a former member of the Legal Aid Family Law mediation panel.
Margaret is a member of the management committee of the Caxton Legal Centre and a frequent contributor to the National Seniors 50 Something magazine.