About Brian Herd

No matter how complicated the legal pickle, it won’t stump Brian Herd, who’s been a lawyer since 1983 and is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost experts on elder law, retirement, aged care and inheritance planning.

He’s a Partner at HopgoodGanim Lawyers and is regularly named as one of the country’s best lawyers when it comes to retirement villages and senior living issues. Most, recently, he won Solicitor of the Year (Large Firm) at the Queensland Law Society Excellence in Law Awards

Brian is a regular commentator in the media and in public forums on legal issues regarding older Aussies. He has featured on ABC’s Law Report, Life Matters and Background Briefing. He is also the author of Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap, released in March 2021 to critical acclaim.
For his effort, he was awarded the 2021 Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA) Book Award.

When not working, Brian devotes his time to giving informative and
entertaining presentations on ageing, aged care and retirement and planning for the future. Brian loves getting older or, as he says,
more mature.

Reach out to Brian with any legal enquiries he may be able to help you with, including life planning
such as making Wills and handling estates, and matters relating to elder law, retirement, disability, and
aged care.