Eighth Annual Wills and Estates Conference

Thursday 17 and Friday 18 August 2017
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

The challenges for wills and estate practitioners continue to grow, with developments in statutory wills, family provision claims and intestacy. This year’s conference seeks to unravel the complexities, from willmaking, challenging the will to estate administrations. Front and centre are the 2017 super reforms, which will have a significant impact on clients’ estate plans and the treatment of super death benefits.

Thursday 17 August 2017

Day 1 Chair:  Carolyn Sparke QC, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Making the Will

  • 2017 Super Reforms: Estate Planning Strategies to Implement Now - Scott Hay-Bartlem, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane
  • Statutory Wills: Navigating the Challenging Path Ahead for Practitioners - Richard Williams, Barrister, Queensland Bar, Brisbane
  • Informal Wills: Intention and Capacity Under the Spotlight - Andrew Verspaandonk, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne
  • Knowledge and Approval: Recent Legal Developments - Lindsay Ellison SC, 16th Floor Wardell Chambers, Sydney

Estate Administration

  • Making Sense of Common Law Will Construction Rules - Ursula Stanisich, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne
  • Variation and Termination of Testamentary Trusts - Emma Woolley, Partner, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, Melbourne
  • The Changing Face of Intestacy - Angela Cornford-Scott, Director, Cornford-Scott Lawyers, Brisbane

Friday 18 August 2017

Wills & Estate Litigation

  • Gone, But Not Forgotten: Rethinking Marginal Family Provision Claims - Anthea Kennedy, Partner, Teece Hodgson & Ward, Sydney
  • Equitable Remedies in Wills and Estates Litigation: Last Option or Best Remedy? - Scott Whitla, Partner, McCullough Robertson, Brisbane
  • Mediation in Wills Disputes: When is a Deal not a Deal? - John Armfield, Barrister, Second Floor Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

Control and Authority Conundrums

  • Enduring Powers of Attorney:  The Extent of Authority - Jennifer McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover, Sydney
  • Undue Influence:  Coercion in Wills - Darryl Browne, Principal, Browne Linkenbagh Legal Services, Leura, NSW

Feedback from last year’s conference

  • Thankyou for a fantastic conference. The conference staff, the speakers and venue were faultless. Your hard work is very much appreciated. I will be back next year!
  • I thought the conference was fantastic - informative, good speakers with a good mix of theoretical and practical.
  • Great speakers, topics fantastic - what I was expecting. Topics were better than regular CLEs which is great for those dealing exclusively in this area with complex problems.
  • Fantastic and interesting presentations and papers - very informative conference. Great venue and catering.
  • Good choice of topics. Excellent presenters. Great opportunity to catch up with new and existing interstate contacts.

Product Code: GDEAUG17
 Price:   $1,980.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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