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Kathryn Williams

Official Solicitor, Public Trustee of Queensland

About Kathryn

Kathryn has been practising as a lawyer in Queensland for over 30 years. After seven years in the private sector, Kathryn joined the Office of the Official Solicitor at the Public Trustee of Queensland in 1991.

Kathryn has worked in all of the specific areas of law which are the focus of the Public Trustee’s in-house legal team, including property law, probate and succession, trusts, administrative law and disability law. She experienced firsthand the significant shift in the practices of the Public Trustee brought about by the commencement of the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (GAA) in July 2000 and has been advising the Public Trustee on the impact of the recent changes to the GAA and the Powers of Attorney Act 1998.

Kathryn has conducted a wide range of litigation for the Public Trustee over involving statutory interpretation, and has contributed to a number of external working groups on changes to legislation and practice. Kathryn is currently the Public Trustee’s representative on the QLS Succession Law, Elder Law, and Health and Disability Law Committees.

Following the recent reorganisation of the Public Trustee in 2020, she was appointed to the role of Official Solicitor, Corporate Legal Services.


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