Live Webinar: A Virtual Testamentary World: Digital Assets and the Estate Plan


* PLEASE NOTE : The webinar date and time has been updated:

Date:  Monday 26th March 2018 – Online:

Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas – 11am to 12:30pm

SA 10:30am to 12pm  WA 8am to 9:30am

NT 9:30am to 11am  Qld 10am to 11:30am


Digital assets present unique problems for will makers.  The issues arising from digital assets in estate matters have been the subject of much discussion among practitioners across the globe.  This session examines digital assets from a will construction perspective and how it impacts on the estate planning discussion with our clients and includes:

  • Digital assets – what are they and who owns what?
  • Understanding the types of questions you need to be asking your clients
  • Social media platforms – what happens when a member dies if there is no provision in the Will?
  • Dealing with problems of online accounts, such as access to passwords
  • Social media presences which have been commercialised and or have substantial value – e.g. twitter fees, Instagram accounts with substantial followings and so on - and does commercial value dissipate with death?
  • What to do with servers and accounts outside of jurisdiction?
  • Will drafting to deal with digital assets
  • Case study – model clauses for digital assets in Wills
Our presenter

Michele Davis, Associate, Bennett & Philp Lawyers, Brisbane

Michele Davis is a member of the Bennett & Philp Lawyers’ Wills and Estates Team.  A self-confessed succession nerd, Michele has a passion across all areas of wills, estates, succession and elder law.

Having dedicated her career to the study and practice of succession and elder law, Michele’s area of expertise include:  estate planning; estate administration ; trust establishment and administration; retirement villages and accommodation; guardianship; estate litigation and dispute resolution.

Michele received a Masters Degree in Applied Laws specialising in Wills & Estates and is a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Succession Law Committee.

Michele is also the founder of the successful Australian Succession & Elder Lawyers LinkedIn Group and writes regularly on case law in this practice area through her blog at


This webinar is suitable for succession lawyers – Australia wide. 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 1.5 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1.5 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1 hour.

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:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

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: RBJMAR18
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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