Fourth Annual Melbourne Wills & Estates Conference
Thursday 2 and Friday 3 March 2017
Intercontinental Melbourne the Rialto, Melbourne

Our annual wills and estates conference (held in August every year at the Gold Coast) draws succession lawyers from around Australia.  It is one of our most popular conferences and that is why we are repeating most of the sessions in Melbourne in March 2017 for all those who couldn’t get to the Gold Coast.

Because the timing of the conference coincides with the end of the CPD year, we’ve included 3 sessions covering the CPD compulsory subjects.

Thursday 2 March 2017

Day 1 Chair: Mark Maier, Director, McNab McNab & Starke Lawyers, Melbourne

Making the Will

  • Advancement and the Will – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? - Jenny McMillan, Practice Leader – Wills & Estates, College of Law, Sydney
  • Dealing with Digital Assets in Wills - Craig Spink, Principal, Spink Legal, Brisbane
  • Establishing Capacity in Practice – Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney - Lindsay Ellison SC, 16th Floor Wardell Chambers, Sydney

Wills and Estates Disputes

  • Burial or Cremation – Where Death Remains Painful - Andrew Verspaandonk, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne
  • Drafting Death Benefit Complaints to the Super Complaints Tribunal - Krishna Skandakumar, Superannuation Lawyer, Hall & Wilcox, Melbourne
  • Drafting Affidavits in Complex Will Litigation - Eleanor Coates, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Friday 3 March 2017

Estate Administration

Morning Chair: Lindsay Ellison SC, 16th Floor Wardell Chambers, Sydney

  • Holding the Executor to Account – Rights and Obligations - John Armfield, Barrister, Wentworth Chambers, Sydney
  • Use of Limited Grants and Administration – When, How and Why - Richard Williams, Barrister, Queensland Bar, Brisbane
  • Superannuation – Executor Conflict Dilemmas and What to Do About It - Daniel Kelliher, Special Counsel, Russell Kennedy, Melbourne

Compulsory Subjects

Afternoon Chair: Ines Kallweit, Partner – Wills & Estates, McKean Park, Melbourne

  • Professional Skills:  Dispute Resolution in Will Matters – Resolving Conflict Practically - Teri Konstantinou, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne
  • Practice Management & Business Skills: The Business of Law: Building a Profitable Succession Law Practice - Ines Kallweit, Partner – Wills & Estates, McKean Park, Melbourne
  • Ethics:  Will Construction – The Extended Duty of Care of Solicitors in Will Making - Ursula Stanisich, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Feedback from our 2016 conference:

  • Great speakers, topics fantastic - what I was expecting. Topics were better than regular CLE's which is great for those dealing exclusively in this area with complex problems.
  • Fantastic and interesting presentations and papers - very informative conference.
  • I thought the conference was fantastic - informative, good speakers with a good mix of theoretical and practical.
  • 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!
  • Very informative and well looked after. Well organised.

Product Code: MWEMAR17
 Price:   $1,980.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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