Recorded Webinar: Preparing Wills with Precision: The Drafting Toolkit for Succession Lawyers (Professional Skills)


26th February 2019

Duration:  1 hou


Will drafting has become an increasingly difficult task – family dynamics, complicated asset structures and tax considerations all play a part in raising the complexities. It’s vital practitioners minimise the risks of future disputes by removing ambiguity and drafting with precision.  This session looks at the tips and traps to drafting wills and the key things to consider, including:

  • Drafting the appointment and succession of executors
  • Defining the beneficiaries correctly
  • Drafting with the statutory rules of interpretation in mind
  • Drafting conditional gifts
  • Specific gifts and residuary gifts
  • Drafting gifts to charity
  • Drafting difficult dispositions – life interests, and rights of residence 
  • Lessons from In the Will of Thomas Henry Finch (dec'd) [2018] QSC 16 (13 February 2018)

Richard Williams, Barrister, Brisbane

Richard Williams is a Barrister at the Queensland Bar.

He studied Law at Cambridge University and was first called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1993.

He has a specialist practice in wills, estates, trusts and superannuation.

He is a nationally accredited mediator, and has been listed in Doyle’s Guide since 2015 as a leading barrister for wills and estates litigation.

He is an Adjunct Lecturer for the College of Law’s masters program in Wills & Estates, and a sessional academic at the Queensland University of Technology, in succession law.

He is past Chair of the Queensland branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (‘STEP’), and past Chair of STEP Australia.

Richard is a regular speaker and contributor to professional journals.


This webinar is suitable for succession lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the Professional Skills compulsory subject CPD unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2019.

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:
Product Code: WB11FEB19
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
© 2019 Television Education Network Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. The program for this webinar is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.