Anthea McIntyre 

Legal Practitioner Director
BA LLB (Hons I) LLM (Wills & Estates)
Accredited Specialist (Wills & Estates)
Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP)

Anthea is highly regarded for her expertise in all areas of succession law. She is a skilled advocate and lawyer, having previously worked for a top tier law firm in advising ASX-20 clients.

Anthea draws on her extensive experience in estate litigation and estate administration to provide pragmatic advice to clients in relation to their succession planning.

Anthea’s expertise has led to her being appointed on several occasions by the Supreme Court of NSW as an administrator of complex deceased estates (on an interim and final basis).

  • Anthea founded McIntyre Legal in 2014.
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in 2002.


  • Estate planning:
    • Wills incorporating testamentary trusts and protective trusts
    • enduring powers of attorney
    • appointments of enduring guardians
    • superannuation beneficiary nominations
    • advising clients with blended families and complex circumstances
  • Probate:
    • Grants of probate
    • Letters of administration
    • Reseals of grants obtained outside NSW
  • Estate administration:
    • advising executors and administrators
    • advising beneficiaries
  • Estate litigation:
    • family provision claims
    • construction of Wills
    • informal Wills
    • challenges to the validity of Wills
    • disputes regarding beneficiaries’ entitlements on intestacy
    • removing executors and administrators
    • equitable claims
  • Other matters:
    • Advising attorneys and enduring guardians
    • Investigating the actions of attorneys and enduring guardians
    • Advising on concerns about elder abuse
    • Release of rights to bring family provision claims

Qualifications and Awards

  • Master of Laws (Applied Law) specialising in Wills & Estates – awarded the prize at NSW Parliament House for being the Best Graduating Masters Student.
  • Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours
  • Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology
  • NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law
    • Specialist Accreditation is a structured peer to peer assessment process enabling legal practitioners to be recognised for their expertise. To be accredited, specialists must pass a series of meticulous assessments on both legal knowledge and its application in practice. To retain their accreditation, specialists must undertake significant additional professional development in their area of expertise each year.
  • Trained Collaborative Estates Law Practitioner
  • Consistently recommended in the Doyle’s Guide as a:
    • Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyer in NSW
    • Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyer in NSW

Doyle’s rankings are independently compiled from peer-review based surveys provided by senior solicitors and barristers who practice in Wills and Estates law.

Professional memberships

  • Member of The Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a global professional body comprising more than 21,000 lawyers, accountants, trustees, and other practitioners with expertise in helping families plan for their futures.
  • Member of the NSW Law Society’s Elder Law, Capacity & Succession Committee since January 2018
  • Member of the NSW Law Society’s Professional Conduct Committee in 2021 and 2022
  • Anthea is the founder and owner of “Lawyer Mums Australia”, a network comprising more than 7,200 legal professionals (judges and other judicial members, barristers, in-house Counsel and solicitors) who are united in their passion for supporting mothers with their legal careers.
1/744 Military Road, Mosman

02 8041 8903

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