Board Appointments

Executive Member on the Law Council of Australia

The Law Council of Australia (Law Council) is the peak national representative body of the Australian legal profession.

The Legal Practice Section focus is on legal practice management issues with a particular focus on areas of specialist practices. The Section’s objectives are to:
– Contribute to the development of the legal profession;
– Maintain high standards in the legal profession;
– Offer assistance in the development of legal and management expertise in its members through training, conferences, publications, meetings, and other activities.
– Provide policy advice to the Law Council, and prepare submissions on behalf of the Law Council, in the areas relating to its specialist committees. To find out more click this link:


STEP is a global professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants, trustees and other practitioners that help families plan for their futures. We provide confidence to families by setting standards, training and educating our members, and upholding those standards. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.content here. To find out more, click this link:

Christine Smyth is the Deputy Chair of the STEP Mental Capacity SIG Steering Committee. To find out more, click this link: