From Monday 4 March 2019 we will be located in our new office at Suite 202, Level 2, Emerald Lakes Town Centre, 3027 The Boulevard, Carrara. Our phone number, postal and email addresses will however remain unchanged.

Carla Parsons & Frances Fredriksen – Accredited Specialists in Succession Law (Qld)

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Our Services



At Parsons Law we practice exclusively in Succession and Elder law. This covers:

We aim to help you – be it to protect and pass on family wealth and assets, maintain family relationships, assist in the administration and finalisation of the estate of a loved one and support the overall fulfilment of testamentary wishes.

We also appreciate that ageing is challenging, not only for the individual but also for the individual’s family. At parsons Law, we provide advice and assistance to help navigate those challenges and protect and promote the rights of our elder clients.



Each of our Carla Parsons and Frances Fredriksen have been appointed as Accredited Specialists in Succession Law in Queensland, a prestigious honour currently held by only 44 lawyers in Queensland. Carla and Frances have also both been named in the Doyles Guide of leading and recommended lawyers for their expertise in the areas of Will, Estate & Succession Planning and in Estate litigation.

The Queensland Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation program is designed to formally recognise practitioners who hold a high level of competency, experience and knowledge in their area of expertise. It also acts as a guide post, for both the public and others within the legal profession, as to practitioners who are leaders in their area of law.



We will work with you and your trusted advisors to achieve a result focused outcome. We believe in providing transparency in respect to legal costs and will aim to provide you with an up-front fixed fee for your legal matter, wherever possible.

Knowledge is important – we will keep you fully informed and updated throughout the course of your matter.

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
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The Team at Parsons Law aim to provide you with specialist advice and guidance, in a manner that respects the individuality and the different needs of our clients.



Carla Parsons Director

Accredited Specialist (Succession Law) (QLD) Carla Parsons is the founder and Legal Practitioner Director of Parsons Law Pty Ltd and is one of only 44 Accredited Specialist in Succession Law in Queensland. She has extensive experience in all areas of Estate Planning, deceased estate and trust administration and Estate Litigation.

Frances Fredriksen Special Counsel

Accredited Specialist (Succession Law) (QLD) Frances Fredriksen is a highly regarded Succession and Elder Law practitioner and is also one of only 44 Accredited Specialist in Succession Law in Queensland. She has extensive experience in all areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, deceased estate and trust administration and Estate Litigation.

Ambre Langdown

Associate Ambre is an experienced Lawyer, joining Parsons Law as an Associate in 2018. Ambre practices in Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Estate Litigation, with a particular interest in Estate Litigation.

Sarah Taylor

Lawyer Sarah holds experience in Estate Litigation, Estate Administration and Estate Planning matters across various jurisdictions. Sarah joins the Parsons Law team in 2019 in the position of Lawyer, practising predominantly in the area of Estate Planning.

Maree Racki

Lawyer Maree recently joined the Parsons Law team as a Law Graduate in 2018. Whilst building her skills as a new lawyer, Maree provides assistance to all members of the Parsons Law team.

Lesley van der Veen and Liz Ryan are also key members of the Parsons Law Team. Liz has many years’ experience in Will and Estate matters and provides paralegal support across the team. Lesley is the team’s Account manager and will also be here to warmly greet you in person or by phone and to help organise your next meeting with us. At Parsons Law, our team is here to support and collaborate with you.

Parsons Law, providing expert advice and tailored solutions in succession & elder law

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Client Information

As we offer tailored and outcome-focused solutions, at Parsons Law the first step will be to arrange a meeting with us. To prepare for the meeting we will provide you with a checklist of what documents and information may be relevant or helpful to bring along with you. As part of our personalised approach, we are also happy to meet with you at our office, your advisor’s office or if you prefer your home or business (on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane), whatever is most suitable and convenient.
We also appreciate that your Estate Planning, Estate Administration or Estate Litigation meeting may be a sensitive and emotional experience for you. With a view to ensure you are comfortable and prepared for the meeting, we will also provide you with information and guidance publications and materials before our first meeting.

It is our aim to ‘partner’ with you in respect to your Will and Estate law needs.

Advisor Information

If you are a wealth management professional or fellow legal advisor, the professional, independent and specialist Will and Estate Law advice offered by Parsons Law may be of benefit and assistance to you and your clients.

At Parsons Law we adopt a collaborative approach with colleagues and advisors, so as to achieve timely result-focused outcomes for clients. We have developed processes, procedures and templates to ensure a seamless and unified approach.

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Law Talk

What is Estate Planning

What is Estate Planning

Estate Planning is a holistic approach to preparing a succession plan. It is the practice of making sure you have suitably tailored arrangements in place to ensure that all your testamentary wishes are captured and a transition plan is implemented for all of your…

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Estate Administration – What’s involved

Estate Administration – What’s involved

It may include the process of obtaining a Grant of Probate /Letters of Administration and will involve steps such as attending to accounting and taxation requirements, identifying and settling debts and liabilities, identifying and collecting assets and …

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A snapshot on Estate Ligation

A snapshot on Estate Ligation

Litigation over the estate of a loved one can arise for a number of different reasons. It may be as a result of a concern as to the validity of the Will itself or because someone feels that they have not been provided for sufficiently in the …

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Our Office

Contact Details

Parsons Law Pty Ltd

Suite 202, Level 2,
Emerald Lakes Town Centre,
3027 The Boulevard,
Carrara QLD 4211

07 5522 9272