Rebecca came to CRH Law in 2007 with over seven years experience working in management within the aged care and retirement village industry and was promoted to Associate in 2011. She has a keen interest in elder law, particularly in relation to the law impacting on aged care and retirement villages, wills and estates (including estate litigation) and guardianship matters, particularly regarding issues of capacity and also assisting clients in relation to their life planning needs.

Areas of Practice

Elder Life Services
Estate planning and litigation
Aged care and retirement villages
Not for Profits

Elder Life Services

Rebecca’s elder life services experience includes advising clients in relation to:

  • Guardianship matters
  • Social security and pension entitlements
  • Grandparents rights
  • Family disputes
  • Moving in with the family – Family Agreements
  • Superannuation
  • Life planning and transition
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Gifts to children
  • Retirement villages
  • Nursing homes and hostels
  • Dealing with the public service
  • Problems with other professionals
  • Health insurance
  • Discrimination
  • Selling your property
  • Information
  • Health care
  • Abuse and misuse
  • Reverse mortgages
  • Family trusts and companies
  • Business succession planning

Estate planning and litigation

  • Estate planning matters including Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Directives
  • Probate
  • Letters of Administration
  • Issues involving will maker’s capacity
  • Estate administration
  • Estate litigation

Not for Profits

Rebecca’s not for profit experience includes advising clients in relation to reviewing and advising upon Constitutions and the Incorporation of Associations.

Aged Care and Retirement Living

Rebecca’s aged care and retirement living experience includes advising clients in relation to:

  • Responding to complaints and Notices of Required Action delivered by the Complaints Investigation Scheme, including appeals to the Aged Care Commissioner
  • Reviewing and updating Residential Care Agreements
  • Retirement village conveyancing
  • Reviewing and updating Public Information Documents and Residence Contracts
  • Residential Services Accreditation and ongoing advice

Qualifications, Memberships and Other Contributions:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Bond University
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Law – Demontford University
  • NVQ 4 Aged Care Managment – United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – Open University, United Kingdom
  • Graduate Diploma in Criminology and Social Policy – Open University, United Kingdom
  • Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care – Open University, United Kingdom
  • Member – Queensland Law Society
  • Member – Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
  • Member – Suited to Success Inc
  • Member – Rotary Club of Hope Island

Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca Edwards, Associate

T: 61 7 3236 2900
redwards@crhlaw.com.au