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 has completed her Masters of Applied Law (Majoring in Wills an Estates). 

Listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 for Trusts and Estates

Kelly's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Southern Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law
  • Masters of Applied Law (Majoring in Wills and Estates), 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. Family Provision Applications in Queensland

    15 Apr 2019

    What is a family provision application? The Succession Act 1981 (Qld) entitles eligible persons to make an application to the court seeking that adequate provision be made for their “proper maintenance and support” from the deceased...

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  2. Family Provision Applications in New South Wales

    15 Apr 2019

    What is a family provision application? The Succession Act 2006 (Act) entitles eligible persons to make an application to the court seeking that adequate provision be made for their “proper maintenance, education or advancement in life” from...

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  3. Grants of representation and proof in solemn

    15 Apr 2019

    what is a grant of representation? One of the first decisions of a personal representative for an estate (ie: an executor appointed by will or an administrator under intestacy) is whether or not to apply for a grant of representation (probate or letters...

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