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 Seventh Annual Melbourne Wills and Estates Conference

Conference,Estate planning,Seventh Annual Melbourne Wills and Estates Conference
Thursday 20 & Friday 21 February 2020

Marriott Hotel, Melbourne

-1075 DAYS
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Our annual wills and estates conference (held in August on the Gold Coast every year) draws succession lawyers from across the country. It is one of our most popular conferences and that is why we are repeating this event in Melbourne 2020 for all those who couldn’t get to the Gold Coast.

The challenges for wills and estate practitioners continue to grow, with the continued rise of informal wills, family provision claims and contentious probate. This year’s conference seeks to unravel the complexities, from challenging the will for lack of knowledge and approval, dodging the hazards of enduring powers of attorney and managing trustees or executors who behave badly.

The conference also includes the 3 compulsory subjects – professional skills, practice management and ethics.

Thursday 20 February 2020

Challenges to the Estate

  • All in the Family - Complex Family Provision Claims
  • Challenging Wills for Lack of Knowledge and Approval
  • The Costs of Contentious Probate: Who Foots the Bill?

Making the Will

  • The Rise and Rise of Informal Wills
  • Too Ill to Will? Bedside Wills and Testamentary Capacity
  • Statutory Wills: Planning Ahead When Capacity Is Lost

Friday 21 February 2020

Attorney, Trustee and Executor Issues

  • Dodging the Hazards of Enduring Powers of Attorneys
  • When Executors Fall Out and Other Joint Executor Conundrums
  • When Trustees or Executors Behave Badly - Legal Parameters and Control

Compulsory Topics

  • A Battle of Wills:  Using ADR in Succession Law Matters (Professional Skills)
  • Managing Money in Your Succession Law Practice (Practice Management & Business Skills)
  • Will Drafting: Drafting with Ethics in Mind (Ethics)

Teri Konstantinou, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Andrew Verspaandonk, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Anthea Kennedy, Partner, Bridges Lawyers, Sydney

Justin Rizzi, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

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

Edward Skilton, Special Counsel, Sladen Legal, Melbourne

John Armfield, Barrister, Second Floor Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

Eleanor Coates, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Frances Fredriksen, Special Counsel, Parsons Law, Gold Coast

Ursula Stanisich, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Scott Whitla, Partner, McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Brisbane

Belinda Marschke, Principal, DBM Horizons, Brisbane

Carolyn Sparke QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

  • Great quality of presenters, papers.Well organised.Great opportunity to meet interstate practitioners.

  • The content and relevance of topics of the conference each year is the best I've experienced at any conference.Well organised & delivered on the whole.


Multiple registration discount?  If you would like to send more than one person from your company to this conference, please ask Jenna about the discounts available for multiple registrations:  The more you send, the greater the discount.  jenna@tved.net.au or phone (03) 8601 7729. 

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 Pickrell (details above).

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email: jenna@tved.net.au

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 Price:   $2,145.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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