Tom McVeigh

Tom is the Managing Director of Murdoch Lawyers.


Tom McVeigh Managing Director

My name is Tom McVeigh and I practice in the Estate Planning Section at Murdoch Lawyers.

The main reasons I became a lawyer over thirty years ago were to help people and to become their trusted adviser.

I have found during my career that providing “peace of mind” to numerous people in their estate planning has not only given them satisfaction but has also been very rewarding for me.

During this time I have also enjoyed developing unique strategies that address clients’ concerns about estate planning issues that are typically not available from other firms.

Because dealing with what is to happen in the event of your death can be very confronting, I have found that it is important to form a strong relationship with clients where they feel comfortable in sharing their concerns and issues with me.

There is nothing more rewarding for me to see the relief and appreciation from clients when a plan is put into put into place that provides them peace of mind.

Hopefully I can continue to do this for many years to come!

Wills & Estates

Murdoch Lawyers are proud to announce that Managing Director Tom McVeigh has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a Preeminent Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyer in Queensland in 2019 and 2020. Tom is one of only five lawyers listed as Preeminent and the only one outside of Brisbane.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas based on Client Type or Concerns

  • Farmers and business owners looking to transfer their business to the next generation;
  • Clients who would like to ensure they save as much tax as possible;
  • People with blended families;
  • Parents wishing to ensure that any inheritance left to children is protected from the divorce or bankruptcy of a child;
  • Parents who would like to ensure that the inheritance stays in the bloodline in the event of a premature death of a child;
  • Clients who have concerns about a child’s addiction like gambling, drug and alcohol abuse;
  • Parents who have children with a disability;
  • Parents who have concerns about a child’s ability to manage money.

Practice Areas based on type of law

Qualifications & Reputation


  • Bachelor of Laws UQ;
  • Diploma of Legal Practice Management;

Presentations, Papers and Publications

  • Book “Estate Planning-Hits and Misses”;
  • Numerous papers and presentations on estate planning and related issued to solicitor groups, clients and professional bodies;


  • Recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Preeminent Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyer – Queensland 2019;
  • Recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyer – Queensland 2018;


Family Succession Plan Workshop

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How do I protect my Estate from a claim by a child or other relative?

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The Inherent Estate Planning Risks Associated with the Bank of Mum & Dad

In this podcast, Estate Planning Expert, Tom McVeigh illuminates the risks and opportunities, from an estate planning perspective with the…

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Take Care of Tomorrow, Today!

Fact 1: Most Australian’s don’t have their estate planning under control. Fact 2: The consequences of which can be significant….

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Estate Planning and Technology

There’s little doubt that technology is impacting upon every facet of our life and you wouldn’t be surprised to learn…

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Estate Planning and the July 2017 Superannuation Changes

In this podcast, Estate Planning expert, Tom McVeigh discusses the impact that the 1 July 2017 Superannuation changes are having…

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 Tom McVeigh - Lawyer in Estate Planning Team at Murdoch Lawyers

    Contact Information

    Direct Line: 07 4616 9815