Meet Charlie Young

Director | Disputes and Litigation

Charlie Young

Disputes and Litigation
Charlie Young, Director, is a member of the Commercial Litigation Team and heads the firm’s Estate Litigation practice.

With considerable experience in estate and trust disputes, Charlie has been equally successful in achieving positive and cost-efficient outcomes in estate disputes for beneficiaries, executors/administrators, trustees and complainants, with a primary goal at all times being to maintain the size of the estate.

He advises clients in family provision applications, constructive trust claims on estates, disputes about testamentary capacity, informal Wills, challenging probate and a wide range of other estate litigation issues, such as superannuation disputes. His practice also includes working on cases of elder abuse involving financial abuse and medical neglect. His work includes seeking compensation against attorneys, appointing administrators and guardians.

Charlie’s commercial litigation practice of over 10 years involves acting for small and large businesses and individuals across a variety of commercial and property disputes, including contractual disputes, corporate and partnership disputes, mortgage disputes, trade practice issues and general debt recovery.

Charlie has extensive experience in insolvency, particularly bankruptcy. Acting for private individuals or bankruptcy trustees and liquidators, Charlie gives advice on insolvency-related issues such as transfers to defeat creditors, preferential payments, bankrupt deceased estates, and where necessary steers the client through litigation (including public examinations).


Approachable and supportive.

Charlie's considerable experience in estate and trust disputes has led to positive and low-cost outcomes for his clients.
  • Bankruptcy and Personal Debts
  • Challenging a Will
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Consumer Loans
  • Contract Disputes and Enforcements
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Credit Agreements and Trading Terms and Conditions
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Disputes where there is no Will
  • Disputes with Executors or Administrators
  • Elder Abuse Law
  • Interpretation of Wills
  • Invalid Wills and Wills Containing Mistakes
  • Leasing Disputes
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mortgages, Securities and Caveats
  • Negligence in Drafting of Wills
  • Power of Attorney and Guardianship Disputes
  • Property Disputes & Litigation
  • Shareholder, Director and Partnership Disputes
  • Statutory Wills or Court Ordered Wills
  • Superannuation Disputes
  • Trust Disputes
  • Wills and Estate Law
  • Will Disputes


Juris Doctor (Hons) | Bond University
Bachelor of Information Technology | Queensland University of Technology
Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (Distinction)
Queensland Law Society
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
2006 Supreme Court of Queensland
2006 High Court of Australia

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Publications by Charlie

17 June 2019 Publications

The 4 Strangest Wills We’ve Encountered

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10 June 2019 News & Media / Publications

QLD Compo Law Discriminates Against Aged

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27 May 2019 Case Studies / Publications

What Happens to the Financial Affairs of Missing Persons?

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“Once again, I thank you so much for all your hard work, dedication and consideration in relation to all my matters Charlie. You have been brilliant throughout this entire proceeding and I certainly couldn’t have got this far without your help. So, I just want you to know that it is greatly appreciated…”


“My thanks to you and Charlie for all of your help, the both of you have been thoroughly professional throughout…”


“Dear Charlie, thank you so much for your generous, professional time and service you have shown over the last few months…It gives me hope and peace that good people are still in our world. My sincere thanks and appreciation.”