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.
All of the team at Parsons Law are experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about Succession Law.
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 45 lawyers in Queensland. Carla and Frances have also both been named in the Doyles Guide of leading lawyers for their expertise.
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.
Carla Parsons is the founder and Legal Practitioner Director of Parsons Law Pty Ltd and is one of only 45 Accredited Specialists in Succession Law in Queensland. She has extensive experience in all areas of Estate Planning, deceased estate and trust administration and Estate Litigation.
Carla has been recognised since 2017 in Doyles Guide as a Leading Lawyer in respect to her practice in Wills, Estate & Succession Planning and Estate Litigation Lawyers in Queensland.
Carla has been recognised since 2020 in Best Lawyers and has further been named as the “2021 Lawyer of the Year” for her work in respect to Trusts and Estates, Brisbane and “2022 Lawyer of the Year” in respect to her Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice, Brisbane.
She is a regular speaker and presenter and a current committee member of STEP (Queensland).
Frances Fredriksen is a specialist Wills & Estates lawyer. After over ten years of practice with a leading private client practice, in a large firm, Frances founded the boutique and specialist practice of Fredriksen Legal and joined the team at Parsons Law in the role of Special Counsel.
Frances Fredriksen is a highly regarded Succession and Elder Law practitioner and is also one of only 45 Accredited Specialists 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.
Frances has been recognised since 2017 in Doyles Guide as one of the Leading Estate Litigation Lawyers and Leading Wills, Estate & Succession Planning Lawyers in Queensland. She was also recognised in the 2022 list for Best Lawyers.
She is a regular speaker and presenter and an Associate member of the Tax Institute.
Vy joins the Parsons Law team with a keen interest estate litigation. Since her move from Brisbane, she has focused and assisted clients to navigate through their complex estate problems across jurisdictions. Vy also has experience with assisting clients with their simple to complex estate planning and estate administration matters.
Vy graduated from QUT (Gardens Point) in 2011 with a Bachelor of Law and Business (majoring in Finance) and brings to the team her background knowledge in Corporate, Commercial and Property law.
Sarah joined the Parsons Law team in 2019. During her time in practice, Sarah has gained experience in Succession Law (Wills and Estates) across various jurisdictions and Personal Injury litigation.
Sarah has also, at varying times since 2016, taught in the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Bond University in the Property Law Practice, Wills and Estates Practice and Civil Litigation Practice modules.
Sarah has recently changed roles within the firm to commence a project as a Precedent and Knowledge Management lawyer.
Shona joined the Parsons Law team in 2022. She was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2021 and to the High Court of Australia in 2022. Shona had 7 years’ experience as a paralegal in Wills and Estates prior to becoming a solicitor.
Shona has a keen interest in Succession Law and endeavours to undertake a Masters in Wills & Estates majoring in Estate Planning.
Originally from Brisbane, Shona has called the Gold Coast home for the past 18 years. She looks forward to assisting clients in their Estate planning and Estate administration matters.
Belinda is the Executive Assistant at Parsons Law.
Belinda has brought with her nearly 30 years’ experience in the legal profession. She has had exposure to a wide range of matters. Belinda prides herself on providing prompt and high-quality service with a willingness to assist clients.
Lesley is the Parsons Law team accounts manager and will also be here to warmly greet you in person or by phone and to help organise your next meeting with us.
Cassandra has just joined the Parsons Law team in the position of our Accounts and Administrative Assistant
Carla and Frances are backed by a knowledgeable and supportive team which includes both lawyer and paralegal support. The Team at Parsons Law are all here to assist and collaborate with you on your matter.
Parsons Law, providing expert advice and tailored solutions in succession & elder law
Our family was super impressed with the service provided by Parsons Law during what was a very difficult time for us. We found the firm knowledgeable, empathetic, efficient and proficient from first contact right through to the end of the matter. Thanks again for your assistance.
- Parsons Law Client
Everyone I dealt with in your company has been so friendly, professional, and very efficient. It was a very pleasant experience. You were also very thorough and explained everything so well I had no difficulty understanding and normally the legal language is very hard to understand.
- Parsons Law Client
Carla was the obvious choice as convenor for Wills and Estates Practice module in the Bond University Professional Legal Training Program.
Her experience in the area, coupled with her qualifications as a QLS Accredited Specialist and her enthusiasm for the subject bring to the students’ experience the best possible learning experience.
In this area of the law, she is very definitely an expert.
- Assistant Professor & PLT Programs Director, Bond University.
My husband and I used Carla many years ago to do our original wills when she was working elsewhere. So recently we tracked her down to do an update on our wills because we found her young, enthusiastic, very professional and went out of her way to be of assistance. We would highly recommend Parsons Law for your Wills and Estates business
- Parsons Law Client
With an impromptu overseas holiday booked and 4 children being left at home, we quickly realised we should get a Will made up ‘just in case’. With only a few days till we departed, Carla was brilliant! She visited our home the following day and had all the right questions for us to answer. When we got stuck she also had lots of great suggestions. It was obvious to us that Carla had been doing this for a long time and was very professional at what she did. Our documents were prepared promptly and delivered straight back to us for signing at a time that was convenient to us. We were extremely impressed with Carla’s service and price and would highly recommend her! Carla made the whole process very easy.
- Parsons Law Client
I have worked with Carla over a number of years. Her expertise in the area is undoubted. But Carla also has the ability to give practical advice taking into account not only the client’s individual circumstances, but the commerciality of the issues at play.
- Colleague and fellow Accredited Specialist in Succession Law (Queensland)
Carla’s professional and personable approach to guiding my clients through the minefield of Estate law provides me as a professional and my clients piece of mind, ensuring that the transfer of wealth at this sensitive time is managed according to the clients plan
- Wealth Management Professional, Gold Coast
It is our aim to ‘partner’ with you in respect to your Will and Estate law needs.
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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