Research & publications

Research

My PhD research

As a PhD candidate with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at the Queensland University of Technology, I am researching the role of elder abuse in the resolution of family provision claims. You can read more about the truly amazing work of ACHLR here.

My research interests

My research interests include:

  • disentitling conduct in FPAs
  • estrangement in FPAs
  • family provision generally
  • the forfeiture rule
  • the ‘slayer rule’
  • elder abuse
  • dispute resolution practices
  • legal education

Publications

In addition to the words on these online pages, I have had the incredible opportunity to contribute to many amazing legal and technical publications and publications for the legal profession more generally.

I have outlined my contributions below with links to the content, where available.

Technical publications

  • Contributing Author, The College of Law Limited Practice Papers, 2021 to current:
    • WE401 Wills & Drafting
    • WE402 Probate
    • WE403 Estate Administration
  • Co-Author, NSW Wills in Practice”, CCH Wolters Kluwer, from November 2019
  • Author – publications for Legalwise News
    • “Bad faith SMSF trustee discretion decision set aside”, 7 March 2019, can be accessed here, published by Legalwise News
    • “Supreme Court on purported Wills in Saltmer v Rennick Lawyers”, 17 January 2019, can be accessed here, published by Legalwise News
  • Author – publications for CCH Wolters Kluwer
    • “NSW Wills – contemplation of marriage, marriage revokes will in blended family”, November 2018, re-published by CCH Australian Commonwealth Courts and Family Law Tracker (Subscription only);
    • “Excluded Child’s claim dismissed; 40 years of estrangement after bitter divorce”, November 2018, re-published by CCH Australian Commonwealth Courts and Family Law Tracker (Subscription only);
    • “Divorced from Reality: Appeal allowed in former spouse FPA claim”, November 2018, re-published by CCH Australian Commonwealth Courts and Family Law Tracker (Subscription only);
    • “Danger Zone: Costs against plaintiff in FPA in small estate”, July 2019, re-published by CCH Australian Commonwealth Courts and Family Law Tracker (Subscription only).

Other publications

  • Writer & Columnist, Queensland Law Society Proctor Online, Wellbeing Column, 2020 to current:
    • Nurturing relationships: Women leaders in law“, 13 May 2021, can be accessed here.
    • On Resilience in 2021“, 27 January 2021, can be accessed here.
    • Defining your own version of success“, 19 November 2020, can be accessed here.
    • Power of Perspective“, dated 16 October 2020, can be accessed here.
    • Reflection on mistakes“, 23 September 2020, can be accessed here.
    • Expectations“, 26 August 2020, can be accessed here.
    • Value of time spent“, 13 August 2020, can be accessed here.
    • Failing“, 5 August 2020, can be accessed here.