Kiri Edyvean-Scott

Kiri is a Lawyer in our Estate Planning Team.

Biography

After graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with first class honours, I initially commenced my legal career in Brisbane before returning to Toowoomba in 2012. I have worked exclusively in structuring, estate planning and estate administration since this time.

I assist clients across the spectrum: from young couples preparing their first Will, to families looking to protect their adult children’s inheritance, to older couples transitioning to retirement. I believe that estate planning is often placed in the ‘too hard’ basket – I enjoy making the process smooth and streamlined for my clients. You would be surprised how often I hear at the end of a matter “that was much easier than I expected”. I believe that whilst the law may be complex, the process need not be.

I have a particular passion for asset protection strategies, estate planning for families where a beneficiary has a disability, and post-death Superannuation disputes.

I work closely with Leanne Matthewson and Tom McVeigh to assist families with succession planning, due diligence reviews and equity transfer strategies.

What do I love about my job? To be honest, it is the little things that clients say which forms the best part of my job “I’m so glad we came to see you”, “We couldn’t have done this without you” and “I’m going to tell my children to come see you”.

I am a mother of 3 (including a set of twins) and actively involved with the Toowoomba and District Multiple Birth Association. Our family also includes a cat (“Tyrion”) and a pug (“Khaleesi”).

Outside of work, I am a keen traveller and a (not as keen) home renovator.

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Qualifications & Reputation

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) – Queensland University of Technology

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – Griffith University

Associations

  • Member of Queensland Law Society

  • Member of Downs and South Western Queensland Law Association

  • Committee Member of the Toowoomba and District Multiple Birth Association

  • Member of Women on the Move

Articles

Trust Distributions – Be Careful

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Estate Planning for Couples with Young Families: 5 Things You Must Cover

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Superannuation Death Benefits: Can You Overcome a Technicality?

Superannuation payments have historically been very ‘clear cut’ as far as the potential recipient of a death benefit payment is…

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Same-Sex Couples Married Overseas now face Estate Planning Uncertainty.

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Contact Information

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