Dr John de Groot

Legal Practitioner Director and Special Counsel
Wills and Estates

John is a highly respected Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estate Law with more than 30 years experience in estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation.

John brings to his clients an extensive and comprehensive array of legal skills and solutions, with a focus on quality outcomes. John is able to clearly explain complex legal terms and provisions to provide his clients with peace of mind and an assurance that he has their best interests in mind.

John is a leading specialist in Succession Law and author of a number of definitive publications on the subject. These include: “Wills Probate and Administration Practice (Queensland)”, “Wills Probate and Administration Practice (New South Wales)” and “Family Provision in Australia” (an estate litigation text), of which he is co-author with Mr Bruce Nickel.

In 2016, John was invited to join the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law as a member. The International Academy has members from forty-one countries, and provided John with international recognition for his contributions in lecturing, writing, and participation in professional organisations.

John is a regular speaker for the Queensland Law Society.

John has been recognised by legal benchmarking website, Doyle’s Guide as one of Queensland’s leading lawyers in the areas of wills and estates litigation and succession planning for three consecutive years in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

‘Leading’ Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers
– Queensland, 2021.

Dr John de Groot | Accredited Specialist