Patrick Sutton

Patrick is a Principal of Mackey Wales Law and leads the firm’s succession planning and asset protection team and rural law team.

Patrick assists clients to find effective succession planning solutions which protect and preserve assets for the intended beneficiaries whilst also minimising the taxation and transfer duty implications which might otherwise arise. He is a leading lawyer in his chosen area of expertise and always strives to provide clients with the highest standard of service and takes the time to explain all legal matters to clients.

Specifically, Patrick prepares the following documents:

  • Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Directives;
  • Business Succession Agreements;
  • Partnership and Shareholder Agreements;
  • All forms of Trust Deeds.

Patrick also acts for rural clients in the purchase and sale of cattle properties and sugar cane farms as well as other rural law matters such as agistment agreements and land acquisitions.

Patrick is a Notary Public and a past President of the North Queensland Law Association and regularly presents seminars on all areas of estate planning and asset protection and has a special interest in the collaborative law process of settling disputes between parties in the areas of disputed Wills and estates or family disputes.

Areas of Practice:

Business and Personal Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Structuring of Transactions, Asset Protection, Buy/Sell Agreements, Trusts and Family Provision Applications, Rural Property Sales and Purchases.

  • Notary Public
  • Bachelor of Laws, James Cook University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, James Cook University
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Legal Practitioner, Supreme Court of Queensland

  • North Queensland Law Association, past President
  • Townsville District Law Association, past President
  • Queensland Law Society CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Committee, Committee Member
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Member
  • The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries, Member
  • The Society of Notaries of Queensland Inc., Member
  • Queensland Collaborative Law Association, Member
  • Tax Institute of Australia, Member


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