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Prue Poole

Principal Wills and Estates | Brisbane
07 3014 6514 ppoole@mcw.com.au Download vCard Accredited Specialist | Succession Law

Prue is an experienced Principal within the firm’s Wills & Estates division. Within her speciality, Prue focuses predominantly on estate administration as well as contentious and non-contentious estate litigation. She is known for her straightforward and honest approach to often sensitive and upsetting matters.

Prue predominantly provides advice and guidance to executors and beneficiaries who may be individuals, charities, trustee companies, other professionals or on behalf of minors. Other law firms also often consult with Prue on estate matters.

Prue is passionate about her work and seamlessly assists her clients through what is often a difficult situation following the passing of a loved one, helping to ease their burden.

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

Prue's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Accredited Specialist in Succession Law (Queensland Law Society) - 2011 highest achiever

Prue's Expertise

  • Estate Administration - advice and guidance to executors and beneficiaries on deceased estates
  • Contentious and Non-Contentious Estate Litigation
  • Statutory Will Applications
  • Independent Administrator Appointments

Prue's Leadership

  • Member, Queensland Law Society Succession Law Committee
  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Committee Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Qld Branch

Prue's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Estate Planning

Work Undertaken

Application to QCAT for the appointment of an administrator for an incapacitated adult who otherwise had no family member validly appointment to manage his significant wealth.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Estate Administration

Work Undertaken

Applied to the Supreme Court for the appointment of an independent administrator and then acted for the administrator in handling the estate. These are complex matters often involving feuding parties and the administrator is tasked with resolving the disputes and settling the estate.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Estate Planning and Litigation

Work Undertaken

Successfully applied to the Supreme Court for a Court Ordered Will to be made for an injured minor child who had received the benefit of a significant compensation payout. The will was necessary because if she had died without a will the funds would have been divided between the child’s parents one of whom was not involved in that child’s life whereas the other parent was involved in the significant day to day care of that child.

Prue'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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