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Christine Smyth

Partner at Robbins Watson Solicitors

20 years PQE
Gold Coast, QLD, AU


Christine Smyth, Partner Robbins Watson Solicitors leads a team of 30+. With more 10000 highly skilled solicitors in Queensland, it can be difficult to distinguish yourself. Christine Smyth has done this. In 2009 Christine was among a handful who achieved the coveted qualification of Accredited Specialist in Succession Law. The Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist program is a rigorous peer reviewed testing program designed to identify extraordinary skills in specialist areas of law. With a legal career spanning over 20 years, Christine is a passionate advocate. As a dedicated member of the Queensland Law Society, Christine's leadership contributions include, Chair Corporate Governance committee, member of Succession, Proctor, and Symposium planning committees. Christine has also served on the WLAQ and STEP (Qld) management committees.

A highly regarded succession law expert, widely published, Christine’s expertise is sought after as a presenter for QLS conferences, and other industry bodies. In 2013 LexisNexis recognised Christine as one of their Top 10 Influential Women. Christine's leadership has resulted in her being nominated for the Queensland Law Society President’s Medal and WLAQ's Woman Lawyer of the Year. Christine believes professionalism hinges on integrity and collegiality. Passionate about Succession Law, Christine has built a reputation as one of Queensland’s foremost experts in wills and estates. In 2015 her expertise and specialised skills were further recognised by the prestigious Doyles Guide, naming Christine Smyth as Queensland’s Leading Wills & Estate Litigation Lawyers.

Her firm Robbins Watson Solicitors has a heritage dating back to 1958 and is one of the Gold Coast's oldest and most respected law firms. Its core approach blends state of the art technology and flexible work practices, while honouring tradition and experience to achieve ethically grounded business viability, delivering legal services that are "creative, intelligent and tenacious". Client centric, Robbins Watson provides clients a full suite of services - including wills & estate planning, estate administration, estate and elder law litigation. We also provide expert family law, litigation, commercial and conveyancing law, franchising, and business law, and structuring services including:- trusts, partnerships, companies and self managed superannuation funds.

Among our partners, we hold memberships with STEP, Franchise Council of Australia, Family Law Council, ALPMA, Associate of the Tax Institute of Australia and Membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In an era where the legal profession is facing unprecedented changes to the purchase and delivery of legal service, we are fortunate our Managing Partner Andrew Smyth has expertise in computer technology and related legal issues, enabling us to meet modern demands on legal practice. We attend to client needs, in person, telephone conference facilities, email, and Skype.

Practice Areas

    • Trust
    • Trustee duties
    • Trust deed
    • Charitable trusts
    • Creating or amending a will
    • Power of Attorney
    • Death intestate
    • Executor duties
    • Probate
    • Wills & estates disputes
    • Advocacy
    • Guardianship
    • Capacity and informed consent
    • Mental health
    • Mental Health Tribunal
    • Family court
    • Marriage legal rights
    • Pre-nuptual agreements
    • Apply for a divorce
    • Child custody, contact and visitation
    • Child support and maintanance
    • Guardianship
    • Parenting orders
    • Domestic violence
    • Family Violence Intervention Orders
    • Apprehended Violence Orders




12/2 Executive Drive, Executive Place Burleigh Waters, Gold Coast Queensland

Virtual Practice

Practising Certificate

Admission to Practice, 1995