About us

As expert estate planners, we walk beside you through various stages of your life.

Having the security and clarity for tomorrow is something both you and your loved ones deserve.

At ABS Succession Lawyers, we understand thinking about what is in store for our future can be daunting. This is why helping you with the preparation of Wills, enduring powers of attorney, enduring powers of guardianship and other related documents can bring you peace of mind.

Ensuring your affairs are in order is not something you leave ‘for another day’ or dismiss because you feel like time is your asset. You have ABS Succession Lawyers in your corner dedicated to helping you. Our Principal has a strong background of providing quality legal advice for varying situations and families across Perth, Brisbane and the UK.

Our main aim is to educate and work together with clients to put their intentions and objectives into an appropriate estate plan that includes Wills, enduring powers of attorney, enduring powers of guardianship, advance health directives and other related documents.

By providing expertise and sound advice, we are here with you, ensuring you have peace of mind for today, tomorrow and the future.

Our Principal

Evelyn Burke-Shyne (nee Abadines) is the Principal of ABS Succession Lawyers. She has over 18 years’ experience in the focus areas of estate planning and estate administration around Australia and the U.K. She strongly believes that effective, efficient and appropriate succession planning is vital for each and every individual irrespective of their background.

Evelyn started her experience in law as a legal secretary and progressed to a paralegal role. She loved the ability to help people in a different way and decided to study law. Evelyn was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2012. Since 2012, Evelyn has gained experience in a range of law firms including mid-tier multi-disciplinary firms, not-for-profit disability law firms and in-house roles within ANZ Private Bank and Equity Trustees.

Passionate about volunteer work and helping those from all walks of life, Evelyn has previously sat on the boards of the Filipino Community Council of Queensland, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland as well as being elected to be the Queensland Youth Representative for the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia. Evelyn has also served the legal community by sitting as a Committee Member for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Queensland Branch and in May 2020 was elected as a Committee Member for STEP WA Branch for the 2020/2021 year. Evelyn also offers pro-bono advice through Law Access and St John Giving in Western Australia.

In Evelyn’s spare time she loves adventuring with her husband, training and entertaining their spoilt puppy, building her strength through powerlifting, reading books in a range of genres from biographies to fantasy novels and watching any and every documentary. Evelyn’s love for books overflowed into completing a Masters of Creative Industries (Creative Writing) in 2014 but is yet to finish drafting her first novel.

Areas of Law

  • Wills, Power of Attorney & Guardianship
  • Deceased Estates
  • Companies, Trusts, Partnerships & Superannuation
  • Disability Law

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What our clients say

  • Evelyn has recently assisted us with preparation of Wills, relevant Powers of Attorney and Directives.

    She quickly understood our requirements and was able to recommend strategies appropriate to our circumstances.

    We found Evelyn to be extremely professional, most accommodating and easy to deal with and we are very happy to recommend her services.

    G & GW, Perth

  • Evelyn is not only professional and very knowledgeable, she cares about the people that she provides advice to. In my capacity as a Financial Adviser this is an important quality and gives me confidence that she is going to give my clients the absolute best outcome for their situation. I would not hesitate to refer anyone seeking Estate Planning advice to Evelyn.

    Michelle Taylor - Build Financial Solutions

  • Evelyn is very professional and knowledgeable. Not only does she provide these services but she also educates her clients on the ins and outs on Estate Planning and provides the best advice too. Prior to booking Evelyn, both my husband and I were absolutely oblivious about Estate Planning and Evelyn clearly explained the issues we can come across in not having one, which shocked myself and my husband. At all times Evelyn has been professional, responsive and easy to communicate with. Her service is absolutely phenomenal and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking Estate Planning advice.

    K & JH, Perth

  • Clarity in communication, relevance in the information/advice and empathy in dealing with sensitive subject matter.

    C McD - Adelaide

  • I recently referred a client to Evelyn and my client was absolutely happy with the work she did for her! I recommend Evelyn because she has a wealth of knowledge and fights for fairness.

    San Karavita - Keegan & Co Family Lawyers

  • Very professional, explained the process, what’s involved and the timeframe.

    Holly L.

  • We were very happy with Evelyn. Our appointment went well. Thank you.

    Darryl M.

  • A good service provider that showed care.

    Bryan O.

  • Evelyn was very good at explaining things to me , I found the questions I asked her were answered appropriately and she didn’t rush me to make any decisions.

    Lynn, 7 September 2021

  • Felt comfortable and listened to. Positive experience.

    Julie H. - Nov 2022

  • Evelyn was helpful and we understood the purpose of making our will for our children. Thanks Evelyn.

    Ernest K. - Nov 2022

  • We are so grateful to have met Evelyn. She has incredible insight and knowledge of the law to help family’s who have members with disabilities. Evelyn is beautiful inside and out, putting us at ease and explaining details to us so we could understand. Highly recommend her.

    Kerry P. - Sep 2022

  • Very thorough explanation & advice given.

    Jacqueline E. - Aug 2022

  • Evelyn was very efficient, professional and easy to talk to. She understood and had solid advise for all of my concerns in preparing my will, and brought to my attention things i had not even considered.

    Caterina - Jul 2022

  • Evelyn is an experienced, professional lawyer who provides as exceptional service with a caring manner.

    Helene - Jun 2022

  • Eve was very patient with us. Thank you for understanding that it wasn’t an easy process for us. But with your kindness it made the whole experience better.

    Michelle R. - Jun 2022

  • Excellent presentation of information allowing us to make an informed decision.

    David V. - May 2022

  • Evelyn was down to earth and easy to discuss sensitive topics with.

    Suzan V. - May 2022

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