Portia Costello

Senior Associate  |  Wills and Estates

Brisbane

(07) 3231 0415

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Portia is a reliable lawyer who acts empathetically and pragmatically throughout all stages of matters.

Portia is a Senior Associate within the Wills and Estates Team. She has experience in a variety of estate and trust litigation, including family provision applications, solemn form proceedings and family trust disputes. Portia advises a range of clients, including high net worth clients, trustee companies and charitable organisations.

 While Portia primarily works in estate litigation, she also has carriage of some administration and planning files. 

 Portia is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for her clients in a timely and cost-effective manner

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CAREER Information

Key Specialisations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Of Laws, Queensland University Of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma Of Legal Practice, College Of Law

community involvement

  • Member, Queensland Law Society

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Client Solutions

Private Client
wills and estates
Client problem

The client faced a difficult appeal after an application for sanction was refused.

outcome achieved

Portia was successful on appeal and the matter has since set a precedent for sanctions of family provision applications in Queensland.

Will Beneficiary
wills
Client problem

The client was an interested party to a Statutory Will Application and wished to maintain their interest in an estate where the testator had lost capacity.

outcome achieved

Portia succeeded in obtaining orders for a Statutory Will to be made which included a legacy to her client.

Private Client
estate administration
Client problem

The client became aware of an executor acting inappropriately in respect of the administration of a deceased estate and charging fees inappropriately.

outcome achieved

Portia was successful in removing the executor and appointing an independent administrator to finalise the estate administration. She also succeeded in obtaining orders for him to reimburse part of his costs to the estate.

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Brisbane

(07) 3231 0415