ROB CUMMING

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Postal Address:

19 Inns Chambers, Level 19, Inns of Court,
107 North Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000

Phone:

+61 7 3012 7511 / +61 410 474 277

Rob has been practising as a barrister at the Queensland Bar since May 2017, having been a solicitor for the previous 35 years.

Rob specialises in a range of estate, trust and disability law issues. He is well versed in dealing with estate litigation, particularly family provision applications, construction, rectification and cy-près applications and solemn form proceedings. Similarly, he is very experienced in guardianship and administration matters and the special requirements for persons with a legal disability.

Rob successfully achieved Queensland Law Society Specialist Accreditation in Succession Law in 2005 and again in 2013 (being required to requalify after working as a Staff Officer with the Australian Army which included operational deployments to Egypt and Afghanistan).

Rob is a member of the Queensland Law Society Succession Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee and Succession Law and Elder Law Committees. He is also a committee member of the Queensland Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  He has been a member of the Readership sub group of the New Bar Committee of the Bar Association of Queensland.

After his first year at the Bar, Rob was named as a recommended counsel in Doyle’s Guide of Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel – Queensland 2018.

At the Bar, Rob will principally take briefs in relation to all aspects of estate litigation and succession law advice, all aspects of guardianship and administration matters in QCAT and the courts, all aspects of applications requiring the Supreme Court to exercise its parens patriae jurisdiction, and general trust advice and litigation.  Additionally, he will also act in commissions of inquiry and administrative law matters.

Rob is a part time member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 

He is available as a mediator in relation to estate, trust and disability law disputes.

Primary Areas of Practice:

Succession

Equity

Guardianship and administration

Administrative

Inquests/inquiries