Kate Varcoe

Special Counsel
Estate Litigation, Estate Administration, Estate Planning

Kate Varcoe has been practising for over 17 years in estate litigation, estate planning and estate administration. Her clients include high net worth individuals, primary producers, international residents, lawyers, accountants and business owners.

Kate has been involved in many high profile estate disputes. She has acted in a range of proceedings relating to the validity of wills, interpretation of wills, Family Provision Applications, removal of executors, trust disputes and disputes concerning Enduring Powers of Attorney, among others.

Before joining the firm, Kate spent several years working in medium to large law firms where she focused on structuring and planning for individuals and commercial enterprises and estate litigation. In more recent years, Kate has worked predominantly in estate litigation.

Through Kate’s breadth of experience, she is able to provide de Groots’ clients with holistic solutions to their litigation, administration and financial planning needs, while understanding that each client’s circumstances are always unique.

In 2019 Kate was recognised by legal benchmarking website, Doyle’s Guide, as one of Queensland’s Recommended Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers.

Recommended” recognition in the field of Leading Wills and Estates Litigation Lawyers – Queensland, 2022

Recommended‘ Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers
– Queensland, 2021.