Charlie Young

Charlie Young

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Charlie Young, a Director, is a member of the Commercial Litigation Team and heads the firm’s Estate Litigation and Elder Abuse specialist practices.

With considerable experience in estate and trust disputes, Charlie has been equally successful in achieving positive outcomes in estate disputes for beneficiaries, executors/administrators and trustees, while at all times ensuring minimal loss to the estate.

Charlie’s role in estate litigation includes providing advice and, where necessary, representing clients in Court. He advises clients in family provision applications, constructive trust claims on estates, disputes about testamentary capacity of a testator, informal Wills, challenging probate and a wide range of other estate litigation issues.

Charlie has a breadth of experience in Elder Abuse Law, assisting friends and family of elderly people in order to put a halt to instances of (eg) financial abuse and medical neglect. His work includes seeking compensation against attorneys, appointing administrators and guardians, and pursuing individuals who take financial advantage of elderly persons.

With a background in IT, Charlie also continues to act for small and large businesses and individuals across a variety of commercial and property disputes, such as:

  • contractual disputes;
  • corporate and partnership disputes;
  • trade practice breaches;
  • mortgage disputes, and
  • general debt recovery matters.

Charlie has extensive experience in insolvency, particularly bankruptcy. Acting for private individuals or bankruptcy trustees and liquidators, Charlie gives advice on insolvency related issues such as transfers to defeat creditors, preferential payments, bankrupt deceased estates, and where necessary steers the client through litigation (including public examinations). 

Juris Doctor (Hons) | Bond University
Bachelor of Information Technology | Queensland University of Technology
Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (Distinction) I Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Queensland Law Society
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
2006 Supreme Court of Queensland
2006 High Court of Australia
Related Services: 
Contracts - Disputes and Enforcements
Shareholder, Director and Partnership Disputes
Corporate Insolvency
Bankruptcy and Personal Debts
Leasing Disputes
Mortgages, Securities and Caveats
Disputes with Executors or Administrators
Statutory Wills or Court Ordered Wills
Competition and Consumer Law
Property Litigation
Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
Interpretation of Wills
Power of Attorney and Guardianship Disputes
Mortgage and Other Security Enforcements
Consumer Loans
Challenging a Will
Property Disputes
Dispute Resolution
Credit Agreements
Credit Agreements and Trading Terms and Conditions
Invalid Wills and Wills Containing Mistakes
Disputes where there is no Will
Negligence in Drafting of Wills
Superannuation Disputes
Elder Abuse Law