Recorded Webinar: Gifts and Family Loans Under a Will


31st January 2019

Duration:  approx. 2 hours

Making a specific gift under a will presents issues for both the will maker and the recipient. Careful consideration of a range of matters is required, not least of which is to ensure the gift does not fail for any reason. This session looks at the key issues:

  • Making an effective gift under a will
  • Not underestimating estate assets prior to making gift
  • Understanding liabilities and making gifts
  • Risk of large specific gifts to the estate
  • Dealing with the ademption risk
  • Loans v gifts – documenting the process
  • Treatment, waiver and forgiveness of loans made by the willmaker
  • Loans and abatement when making gifts
  • Case update, including Berhan & Anor v Berghan [2017] QCA 236
Our presenter

Carolyn Sparke QC,  Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Carolyn Sparke Specialises in Equity/ Wills and probate law. Practice in general commercial work, including superannuation disputes, property law, insolvency, corporations. 

Carolyn has appeared in a number of cases involving testator’s family maintenance claims (for executors and for children and various other claimants) and testamentary capacity and other estate and trust-related matters.

Carolyn is also Co-author of Butterworths loose-leaf service "Wills Probate and Administration Service Victoria". 


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.

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Product Code: WBJJAN19
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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