Associate
Alexander is an associate in the Commercial and Private Client team at Cooper Grace Ward.

Alexander is an associate in the Commercial and Private Client team at Cooper Grace Ward. He practices in all areas of contentious and non-contentious private client and succession matters.

Alexander provides commercially focused advice about Wills and estate planning, the administration of deceased estates, challenges to deceased estates, superannuation and trusts.

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Estate planning

  • Advising on succession planning, asset protection, trusts, superannuation and tax minimisation strategies.
  • Preparation of simple and complex Wills incorporating testamentary discretionary trusts, life interests and superannuation death benefit nominations.

Estate administration and disputes

  • Advising on the validity, interpretation and administration of Wills.
  • Advising trustees and personal representatives about their duties and responsibilities.
  • Acting for personal representatives and beneficiaries in contentious probate proceedings, lost and informal Will applications, and statutory Will applications.
  • Acting for personal representatives and trustees seeking judicial advice.
  • Acting for personal representatives defending, and claimants making, family provision claims.

Superannuation

  • Acting for trustees (corporate and individuals) and beneficiaries in respect of disputes regarding the administration of self-managed superannuation funds and death benefit payment decisions.

Trusts and equity

  • Advising on the establishment and administration of trusts including discretionary trusts, fixed trusts, unit trusts, charitable trusts and special disability trusts (including preparation of deeds and ancillary documents).
  • Acting for trustees and beneficiaries in matters relating to the removal of trustees, breach of trust, trustees’ rights and obligations (including disclosure obligations), applications for judicial directions and constructive trusts.
  • Advising about estoppel and other equitable actions (i.e. claims relating to broken promises).

Bachelor of Laws – Queensland University of Technology

Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland

Member – Queensland Law Society

Member – Australian Taxation Institute