Juanita Maiden

Juanita is a Senior Associate in our Future Planning Team


I am a Senior Associate based in our Brisbane office and specialise in the law of wills and estates.

I enjoy applying my expertise to what may seem complex scenarios and providing clients with clear and practical solutions and next steps. My daily practice includes estate planning, administration of deceased estates and estate disputes.

Due to previously-held senior corporate roles, I bring a practical business acumen not often found in your typical lawyer. I also enjoy and have experience in sports law, currently serving as Chairperson of the AFL Qld Tribunal.

When I’m not “lawyering” I am running after my young son and managing his footy team as well as serving on the Board of an independent school.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning (for families and individuals)
  • Succession Planning (for businesses and entities)
  • Trusts and Structuring
  • Deceased Estate Administration (advice and assistance to executors and beneficiaries)
  • Estate and Superannuation Disputes (acting for administrators and beneficiaries)
  • QCAT matters (involving attorneys and people without capacity)
  • Sports Law

Qualifications & Reputation

Professional Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland

Associations & Memberships

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Committee Member, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member, Australian & NZ Sports Law Association
  • Board Member, Trinity Anglican School
  • Chairperson of AFL Queensland Tribunal


  • Recommended Wills and Estates Litigation Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2019
  • Recommended Wills and Estates Litigation Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2018

Presentations, Papers & Publications

  • “Recent Developments and Hot Topics in Succession Law”, Presenter at Legalwise Wills & Estates Seminar, March 2019
  • “Enduring Powers of Attorney – more than just tick and flick”, Presenter at STEP Qld #nextgen seminar, February 2019
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Queensland – Sports Law (Disciplinary Tribunals & Arbitration), November 2018
  • “Wills, Revocation and the Marriage Act”, STEP Australia Newsletter, June 2018
  • Numerous papers and presentations on estate planning and related issues to solicitor groups, clients and professional bodies


Estate Planning & Family Law – What You Need To Know

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Capacity Issues in Estate Planning: Enduring Powers of Attorney

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Dealing with International or Inter-State Estates

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What is Executor’s Commission & When can it be Claimed?

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Family Succession Plan Workshop

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Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 3164 1116