Live Webinar: The Double Edged Sword – Statutory Wills in Estate Planning


Date:   Tuesday 15th August 2017 – Online:
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 3pm to 5pm
SA & NT 2.30 to 4.30pm 
WA 1pm to 3pm

A statutory will can be made by the Supreme Court in situations where a person does not have testamentary capacity.   This presentation will explain when statutory wills can be used in blended family situations. This presentation covers:

  • Who can apply for a statutory will? The application procedure
  • The advantages and disadvantages of statutory wills in blended family situations
  • When to insert a testamentary trusts in a blended family will – pros and cons
  • Statutory wills for minors in blended families
  • Recent cases: GUA v GAV [2014] QCA 308 and others – are they relevant to blended families?
  • Other uses for statutory wills in estate planning – the NSW experience
Our presenter

Frances Fredriksen, Senior Associate, McCullough Robertson, Brisbane

Frances practises in the areas of estate administration, estate litigation, estate planning and trust advice and she is committed to building long-term client relationships.  She works on behalf of corporate and individual trustees and executors, accountants, lawyers, and beneficiaries of deceased estates.

Frances has a special interest in estate planning and litigation involving assets in multiple jurisdictions.  She’s experienced in working with clients, predominantly in the mining and engineering fields, who have been posted offshore and have acquired multiple assets overseas.

Her experience includes applications for the construction and rectification of wills, claims for declaratory relief applications for removal of executors and trustees, and family provision.

Her extensive legal experience in property development and time spent in rural practice gives her a valuable insight and genuine understanding of her clients' business and long-term objectives.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers throughout Australia who advise in estate planning matters. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 2 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

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Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBJAUG17
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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