12th Annual Wills and Estates Conference

Conference,Wills and Succession Law,12th Annual Wills and Estates Conference
Thursday 19 & Friday 20 August 2021

Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

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The challenges for wills and estate practitioners continue to grow, with the continued rise of family provision claims, rogue executors and tax bombs in the will. Television Education Network’s 2021 conference explores these topics along with other major issues troubling succession lawyers, from negotiating and drafting terms of settlement, the nature of trustee discretion, to disclosure obligations in wills and estates matters. We will also examine knowledge and approval and capacity issues when creating a will, as well as remedies against errant attorneys.

Book with peace of mind

This conference is scheduled to be run face to face.  If we are unable to run the conference face to face due to COVID related restrictions we will either convert the conference to an online event or postpone it to a later date.  Should you not wish to attend the online event or postponed event you will be entitled to a 100% refund of any registration fee paid or a credit for future use.

Thursday 19 August 2021

Structuring the Will

  • Knowledge and Approval and Testamentary Capacity: Getting it Right from the Starting Block
  • The Dangers of Joint Ownership in the Succession Plan
  • Practitioner Liability in Wills and Estate Matters - A Precautionary Approach
  • Tax Bombs in the Will


  • Family Provision Claims: Lessons from the Frontline
  • Negotiating and Drafting Terms of Settlement in Wills and Estate Matters
  • Beware of Promises: When will Proprietary Estoppel Trump a Will?

Friday 20 August 2021

Authority Issues

  • Trustee Discretion: Understanding the Limits of Power
  • When the Attorney Goes Rogue - Remedies Against Errant Attorneys
  • The Bad Executor: Stop, Wrong Way, Turn Around Now

Liability and Risk Management

  • The Right to Know: Disclosure Obligations in Wills and Estate Matters
  • When Meaning and Intent of Wills is Unclear

Andrew Verspaandonk, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Kimberley Martin, Director, Worrall Moss Martin, Hobart

Angela Cornford-Scott, Director, Cornford-Scott Lawyers, Brisbane

Paul Evans, Partner, Makinson d’Apice, Sydney

Ursula Stanisich, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Christian Teese, Special Counsel, Rigby Cooke Lawyers, Melbourne

Scott Whitla, Partner, McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Brisbane

Carolyn Sparke QC, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Anthea Kennedy, Partner, Bridges Lawyers, Sydney

John Armfield, Barrister, Second Floor Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

Warwick Gilbertson, Partner, Turnbull Hill Lawyers, Sydney

Justine Taylor, Principal, Uther Webster & Evans, Sydney

  • Very relevant content provided by presenters who knew their stuff! Helpful for my day-to-day practice.
  • Great speakers and relevant content. Looking forward to returning to the Gold Coast next year if possible!
  • I appreciated the consideration of and reference to each of the Australian jurisdictions, I found the speakers to be of a high quality and their respective supporting papers very detailed and informative and I thought that the sequencing of the topics was logical and thoughtful.

If you register and pay by 16 July 2021 you will pay only $1903 – a saving of $275 off the full price conference registration fee of $2178.

Multiple registration discount? 

If you would like to send 3 or more people from your company to this conference the following discounts apply:

  • 3 registrations – 5% discount off each registration
  • 4 registrations – 10% discount off each registration
  • 5 or more registrations – 15% discount off each registration

To access this discount simply use the multiple registration option on our website. You can complete all of the registrations in one action and the discount will automatically be applied.

One-day only? We do accept bookings for attending one day only (either day 1 or day 2).  To organise a one-day booking, please contact Jenna (details below).

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 8601 7729 or email: [email protected]

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