Live Webinar: Drafting Affidavits and Other Court Documents in Estate Planning


Date:  Thursday 18th October 2018 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas:  3pm to 5pm 
SA: 2.30pm to 4.30pm  WA: 12noon to 2pm 
NT: 1.30pm to 3.30pm  Qld: 2pm to 4pm

Estate disputes can often be complex and particular care is needed when drafting affidavits. This practical session examines some of the more difficult aspects of preparing affidavits in estate litigation, including:

  • Stop before you put pen to paper – what are you trying to prove?
  • Drafting tips for matters involving:
    • family provision claims
    • construction of wills
    • statutory will applications
  • Rules of evidence and affidavits
  • Evidence problems – testator’s statements, opinion and submissions
  • Inadmissible evidence – how to overcome the problem
  • Dealing with contents lists and appendices
Our presenter

Eleanor Coates, Barrister, Melbourne

Eleanor signed the bar roll in October 2012, reading with Stephen Russell. Prior to coming to the bar Eleanor served her articles under Tony Hargreaves at Kenna Croxford & Co in 1999. She remained at the firm, which became Kenna Teasdale Lawyers in 2004, for 13 years with a broad practice heading up the Wills and Probate department whilst maintaining her practice in Criminal Law.

Eleanor has vast experience in Testator’s Family Maintenance claims together with broader Probate cases including proof of informal Wills and other such complex Probate applications. Eleanor regularly undertakes the role of mediator, having completed her accreditation as a Mediator in December 2010, becoming nationally accredited in 2011. She was described by the assessors as “a natural mediator”.


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 2 CPD 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:

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: RBKOCT18
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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