Special Counsel
Hayley provides her clients with practical advice in all aspects of estate disputes, estate administration, succession planning for complex structures, superannuation succession planning and business succession.

Hayley is a Succession Law Accredited Specialist (Qld) and a special counsel in the commercial team at Cooper Grace Ward. Hayley practices in estate and trust disputes, estate planning, and estate administration.

Hayley has experience in providing a broad range of advice involving executor’s duties, beneficiaries’ rights, problematic and contentious estate administration, and matters involving attorneys, administrators and guardians. Her particular areas of interest are family provision claims, Will disputes and testamentary capacity, contentious applications for probate and letters of administration, and contentious superannuation death benefit applications.

Prior to moving to Queensland and joining Cooper Grace Ward in 2015, Hayley practiced in Hobart providing advice in the areas of estate and trust disputes, estate planning, and estate administration.

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Laws – University of Tasmania
    Legal Practice Course – Centre for Legal Studies, University of Tasmania
    Barrister and Solicitor – Supreme Court of Tasmania
    Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland
    Member – STEP (Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners) (2015-current)
    Accredited Specialist (Succession Law) – Qld
    Committee member – STEP Queensland Branch (2018)
    Doyles Guide – Rising Star – Wills, Estates & Succession Planning
    Best Lawyers Australia (2021) – Trusts and Estates and Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice