Katie Worsnop Katie Worsnop

Katie Worsnop

Senior Associate Wills & Estates
07 3014 6562 kworsnop@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Katie specialises in all aspects of estate and trust litigation and estate administration. She has acted for executors, administrators, trustees and beneficiaries. She has a particular interest in advising clients about complex will,
family provision and power of attorney disputes. She has dealt with trust litigation involving disputes between trustees, applications for directions and the removal or appointment of trustees.

Katie has a practical, commercial and pragmatic approach when dealing with matters. She is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients in what can be difficult circumstances.

Recommended Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyer
Doyles Guide Queensland, 2018

Katie's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Business, Queensland University of Technology
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Katie's Expertise

  • Family provision applications
  • Validity of wills
  • Removal of executors
  • Conduct of former enduring attorneys
  • Trust disputes

Katie's Leadership

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

Katie's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Estate Litigation

Work Undertaken

Application to the Supreme Court on behalf of a widow of the deceased (who had entered into a binding financial agreement with the deceased), seeking further provision in a large estate.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Trust Litigation

Work Undertaken

Defending an application to the Supreme Court where beneficiaries of a trust disputed a decision (about distribution of capital and income) made by trustees of a discretionary trust.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Estate Litigation

Work Undertaken

Acting for executors in defending an application to the Supreme Court for further provision on behalf of adult children. The estate assets included shares in companies and trusts. This involved a complicated methodology of how to distribute the estate.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Estate Administration

Work Undertaken

Acting for executors where there are intricate estate assets, effecting appropriation of property, advice where a gift fails and executors commission.