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June 13th Meeting

  • 13 Jun 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • The Brisbane Club, 241 Adelaide Street Brisbane Qld 4001


  • QIC Club members
  • Visitors not accompanied by a club member

Guest Speaker

Brian Herd

Partner   -   HopgoodGanin Lawyers

“New Twists on Family Planning"

Brian’s presentation will be informative, entertaining and riven with stories.

   We might be well prepared for the pleasures of retirement but we’re seldom prepared for the potential pain of retirement and beyond. We look forward to the lifestyle hype but we avoid or ignore the impact of our own ageing, and that of our ageing parents (and parents in law). It’s a ‘family thing’ and unless families are prepared to confront the future, then I can confidently predict, after 40 years of experience, your retirement, and your legacy beyond, will be more painful than pleasurable. Here’s a chance to hear what could be in store and what to do about it.


Brian is a partner with HopgoodGanim Lawyers in Brisbane and describes himself as

an ageing and passionate lawyer who, for some 20 years, has practised in estate

planning and succession and particularly in the area of Elder Law or law relating to

older people and their families.

  • His work extends to the numerous issues in life and estate planning, Centrelink,

superannuation, disputes over Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney, Advance

Health Directives, retirement living and aged care, incapacity and disputes about

incapacity and decision making, QCAT applications, elder abuse, family agreements,

granny flats, family disputes and mediation.

  • He has been voted by his peers as one of Australia's "Best Lawyers in Seniors and

Retirement law" and by 'Doyle's Guide' as a preeminent lawyer in Queensland in

Health and Aged Care and a leading lawyer in Wills, Estates and Succession law.

  • In 2022 he received the Queensland Law Society’s “Solicitor of the Year 2022 (Large

Firm)” award.

  • He is the author of the book, "Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap" published in 2021 by

Big Sky Publishing which chronicles many family stories from his years of

professional experience and offers advice and solutions to respond to the various

strains and stresses that adult children will be exposed to in meeting the needs of

their ageing parents.

  • He describes himself as busy, useful and happy following the old adage – “A lawyer

doing well by doing good”.

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