(07) 5597 3366

Janine O'Brien

Solicitor - Succession Law, Wills & Estates and Trusts

Janine grew up and worked on the Gold Coast for a number of years before relocating overseas to live in London, Auckland, Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco. Returning to the Gold Coast, Janine undertook a Bachelor of Laws degree, graduating in 2016. With a particular interest in succession law, Janine has practiced exclusively in estate administration and estate planning areas of law since her admission.

Janine is currently undertaking a Master of Laws majoring in Wills and Estates.

In her free time Janine enjoys travel, bushwalking, scuba diving and is an enthusiastic AFL supporter.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Applications for Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Complex Deceased Estate Administration
  • Family Provision Matters
  • Simple Wills and Testamentary Trust Wills
  • Estate Planning for Blended Family or Complex Family Situations
  • Discretionary Trusts and Asset Protection
  • General and Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Health Directives
  • Superannuation Nominations
  • Elder Law
  • QCAT Adult Guardian and Administrator Applications – Incapacity, Dementia
  • Advice regarding Retirement Villages and Aged Care Facilities

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Queensland Law Society
  • New South Wales Law Society
  • STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Affiliate Member
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Queensland
  • Gold Coast District Law Association
  • Robina Community Legal Centre

Personal Assistant: Jayne Lehan +61 7 5597 3316,

jlehan@belllegal.com.au