My brother and I engaged Crilly Lawyers on recommendation, to assist us in managing estate and conveyancing matters on our behalf.
Their service, particularly that provided by Emma Blay was very professional and undertaken always in a pleasant and co-operative manner. Advice was at all times precise, relevant and readily understood.
Emma proved very competent with her knowledge of the area in which we sought assistance and when combined with her initiative and enthusiasm, guaranteed a high quality performance. Accordingly we have every confidence in recommending Crilly Lawyers.John Roche
Emma started her career in the legal industry as a settlement clerk in property law and conveyancing.
Emma completed a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws at James Cook University and graduated in 2012. She has been working with Crilly Lawyers since 2012 as a law clerk and was admitted as a solicitor in 2014.
Emma often works closely with our Senior Associate Joanne Carusi in the areas of estate planning, succession and estate administration to produce high quality legal documents. These matters include the careful drafting of Wills with Testamentary Trusts, Mutual Will Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Statements of Wishes, Non-lapsing Binding Death Benefit Nominations and Advance Health Directives. Emma has experience with drafting Special Disability Trusts, Protective Trusts for vulnerable beneficiaries and complex capital protected and income stream trusts within Wills.
She is our first point of contact for Deceased Estates, Estate Administration and Family Provision Applications. She oversees each matter from obtaining Probate to realising all assets of the Estate, attending to payment of liabilities and liaising with Financial Advisors and Accountants to ensure the estate is finalised in a tax-effective and cost-conscious manner ensuring the best outcome for clients and beneficiaries of the Estate.
Emma also assists clients with matters in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal particularly with Adult guardianship issues.
Emma is a member of the Australian Succession Lawyers and the Women Lawyers Association Queensland.
Emma is approachable, friendly and has great empathy for clients in circumstances that involve family issues and deceased estates. Her willingness to work in conjunction with other advisors and involve them in the process, often makes a difference to the understanding of the clients and the outcomes.
Level 4 Morris Towers
149 Wickham Terrace
Brisbane QLD 4000
PO Box 958
Spring Hill QLD 4004