Key Practice Areas
From Nothing To $900,000 In Step-Mother’s Estate
Case Reference: 081388 – www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/qld/QSC/2010/27
Type of Case: Deceased Estate Litigation – Family Provision Application
The Situation: When Adrian’s father died, his will left his estate to his wife, Ray (Adrian’s step-mother). When Ray died, her will left nothing to Adrian. Adrian engaged Quinn & Scattini to challenge Ray’s will by claiming provision from her estate. Quinn & Scattini fought the case on a “no win, no fee” basis.
The Result: A win for Quinn & Scattini’s client. The Supreme Court awarded Adrian $900,000 out of his step-mother’s estate.
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