Kelly Gatehouse Kelly Gatehouse

Kelly Gatehouse

Associate Wills and Estates | Brisbane
07 3231 0400 kgatehouse@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Kelly has a special interest in succession law with expertise in estate litigation and estate administration. 

Since 2012 Kelly has dedicated her career to the practice of succession law. Kelly represents a wide range of applicants and respondents in complex estate disputes. Kelly advises clients in family provision claims, disputes about the validity of wills, disputes about the administration of estates, power of attorney disputes, guardianship and administration disputes and superannuation death benefit disputes. 

Kelly is completing her Masters of Applied Law (Majoring in Wills an Estates). 

Kelly's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Southern Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Kelly's Expertise

  • Estate disputes 
  • Family provision claims
  • Disputes about the validity of wills 
  • Attorney, guardianship and administration disputes
  • Simple and complex estate administration 

Kelly's Leadership

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Women Lawyers Association of Queensland

Kelly's recent publications

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  1. Be careful, that video might be a will...

    12 Apr 2018

    It has long been established that for a will to be valid it must be in writing and signed by the person making the will[1]. However, paper is no longer the only medium by which someone may make a will. All Australian States and Territories have enacted...

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  2. Changes For De Facto Spouses And Stepchildren

    21 Jun 2017

    CHANGES TO THE SUCCESSION ACT 1981 (QLD)[1] On 5 June 2017 the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (the Act) was amended to put de facto spouses and stepchildren on the same footing as married couples and children. De Facto Relationships – the effect of the...

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