Bianca Stafford

Bianca Stafford

Associate

Bianca joined Miller Harris Lawyers as a graduate lawyer after completing her double degree in a bachelor of laws and bachelor of commerce at James Cook University. During her graduate year at Miller Harris Lawyers, Bianca gained valuable experience in all areas of the firm including wills and estates law, commercial and property law, litigation and family law. Bianca quickly found her passion in wills and estates law, with her primary focus being to help people in their time of need. As wills and estates law interconnects with different areas of the law, Bianca’s experience in these areas, along with her commerce background, provides her with the skill and ability to efficiently deal with the needs of her clients in all aspects of estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. Bianca understands that each client is different and provides advice which is tailored to your specific circumstances and needs.

Bianca advises on all areas of wills and estates law including preparation of wills, enduring powers of attorneys, general powers of attorneys, advance health directives, testamentary discretionary trusts, guardianship plans and superannuation death benefit nominations. Bianca also provides succession advice with respect to family discretionary trusts, superannuation funds, companies and partnerships, along with providing estate planning advice on tax implications and the risk of potential family provision applications.

Bianca is able to sensitively guide her clients through the administration of deceased estates including court applications for grants of probate, letters of administration, exemplifications and reseals, and the preparation of transmission and transfer documents to facilitate the transfer of estate assets, including real property. In respect of estate litigation, Bianca understands the complex and emotive nature of this process and is able to advise clients on contested probate applications, construction of will applications and family provision claim applications. Bianca is also experienced in providing advice on elder law, including applications to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) for administrators/guardians.

Practice Areas

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce (2013)
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland (2014)
  • Associate, Miller Harris Lawyers (2017)

Professional Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
  • Far North Queensland Law Association – Treasurer
  • Cairns Chamber of Commerce
  • Cairns Young Chamber of Commerce

Bianca Stafford

Associate

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