After a long and successful career, Margaret McNamara has retired from her role as a consultant at Thynne + Macartney leaving the practice in the safe hands of Partners Karen Gaston and Ashleigh Poole.
Karen and Ashleigh have worked with Margaret since 2015 and 2017 respectively, are independently recognised for their expertise in this area and have been integral to building Thynne + Macartney’s leading Wills & Estates practice.
“We are extremely thankful to Margaret for her contribution at Thynne + Macartney,” said Karen Gaston, “Having worked with Margaret for many years and had the benefit of her expertise and experience, I am confident her legacy will ensure that Thynne + Macartney’s Wills + Estates practice has a very strong future.”
“As well as being a leading expert in the area of Wills & Estates law, Margaret provided outstanding client service throughout her career,” said Ashleigh, “It is this dedication to her clients and the relationships she built throughout her career that stands out to me, and it is something we will continue to emulate with the team at Thynne + Macartney.”
Chairman of Partners Peter Jolly led the tributes to Margaret saying “This is an incredibly exciting time for Margaret and we wish her all the best with her next life adventure. Margaret has been a partner at Thynne + Macartney since 2008 and was a partner at Biggs & Biggs with me for 13 years before that. She will be missed by us all but has ensured that everything is in place for the Wills + Estates team to continue helping Queenslanders whether they are planning for the future or during times of need following the loss of a loved one.”
Karen Gaston has over 15 years of experience in succession law specialising in estate litigation. She has conducted numerous Family Provision Applications, challenges to the validity of Wills, litigation involving equitable relief and trust litigation. Karen has been involved in a number of cases leading to reported decisions and often acts as an expert witness on matters concerning good practice in Queensland succession law. She is an Accredited Specialist in Succession Law and recognised by Doyle’s Guide for her expertise as a leading lawyer in Wills, Estates & Succession Planning and Wills & Estates Litigation (Queensland).
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Ashleigh helps clients prepare and update their Wills, and manage their estate and succession planning up front so as to minimise the risk of challenges by beneficiaries under Family Provision Applications. She provides practical and commercial advice and solutions to her clients and works closely with their other advisors (financial planners, accountants, etc.,) to help them achieve their objectives in an efficient and cost effective way. One of only 45 Accredited Specialists in Succession Law in Queensland, Ashleigh is also recognised by Best Lawyers Australia for her expertise in Wealth Management and Succession Planning Practice and by Doyle’s Guide for her expertise as a leading lawyer in Wills & Estates Litigation (Queensland).
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