Brisbane Discussion Group

12:15 pm AEDT
BCC Grange Community Hall, 187 Wilston Road , Newmarket, QLD, 4051, Australia

We are pleased to announce face-to-face AIA member activities are running but remain subject to change due to evolving local and state COVID-19 circumstances, and applicable restrictions and CV-19 compliance requirements.

Current schedule is provided below however please refer to the nominated local contact for ‘latest updates’.

Brisbane AIA meet the first Wednesday of the month (except January and month of AIA national conference).

Time:  Meet at 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start and end at 2.30pm.
NEW Venue:  BCC Grange Community Hall, 187 Wilston Road Newmarket*
Cost:   Members $10,  Non-members $15

Contact State Chair, Lasse Petersen on 0429 493 998 for more information.

Upcoming Brisbane AIA events include:

Next Meeting 5 October 2022


Brian Herd - Partner at HopgoodGanim Lawyers

New Twists on Family Planning

We might be well prepared for the pleasures of retirement but we're never 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 aging and that of our aging 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 will be more painful than pleasurable.

  • 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”.