Eighth Annual February Wills and Estates Conference Online

Conference,Wills and Succession Law,Eighth Annual February Wills and Estates Conference Online
Delivered in 4 parts over 4 half days

11, 12, 18 & 19 February 2021

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This year, our regular annual two day conference will be delivered online in four parts over four half-days.

The last twelve months have created a raft of unique challenges for succession lawyers and their clients. This year’s wills and estates conference seeks to unravel the complexities, from preparing wills and enduring powers of attorneys in a “COVID-normal” landscape, to dealing with executor limitations, as well as managing tax issues in estate administration.

The conference also includes a presentation on each of the compulsory subjects so most practitioners can earn their 10 CPD units subject to your professional body rules.

All delegates registering for the online conference will receive recordings of all of the sessions post-conference to view at your leisure.

Part 1: Mutual Wills and Authority Issues

Thursday 11 February 2021 [10am to 12.45pm]

  • Till Death Us Do Part: How Effective Are Mutual Wills?

  • You Can’t Get Away with That! Challenging Abuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney and other Unconscionable Conduct

  • Executor Limitations: The Consequences of Acting Without a Grant

Part 2: Challenging Wills and Estate Disputes

Friday 12 February 2021 [10am to 12.45pm]

  • Is Home Where the Heart Is? The Importance of Domicile and Residency in Will Disputes

  • The Age of Entitlement: Eligibility for Family Provision Claims

  • Will Caveats: Proceed with Caution

Part 3: Taking Care of Tax and Super Issues in the Estate

Thursday 18 February 2021 [10am to 12.45pm]

  • Nothing is Certain Except Death and Taxes: Tax issues in Estate Administration

  • A Super-Size Complexity: Post Death Superannuation Distribution

  • A New Era for Trustee Discretionary Distributions?

Part 4: CPD Compulsories

Friday 19 February 2021 [10am to 1.15pm]

  • Professional skills:  Preparing Wills and EPOAs in Uncertain Times: Is Close Enough Good Enough?

  • Practice management:  Making Your Succession Practice ‘Hum’ - Strategies to Build Your Practice

  • Ethics:  Who is My Client in Wills and Estate Matters

Phillip McGowan, Partner, McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Sydney

Andrew Verspaandonk, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Carolyn Sparke QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

David Topp, Barrister, Queensland Bar, Brisbane

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

John Armfield, Barrister, Second Floor Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

Ursula Stanisich, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Warwick Gilbertson, Partner, Turnbull Hill Lawyers, Sydney

Jennifer Dixon, Practice Leader, Moores, Melbourne

Steve Grant, Director, Merthyr Law, Brisbane

Anthea Kennedy, Partner, Bridges Lawyers, Sydney

Laura Vickers, Principal Lawyer, Nest Legal, Northcote, Vic.

Bianca Apollonio, Senior Estates Lawyer, Nest Legal, Northcote, Vic.

Jennifer McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover, Sydney

Gerard Basha, Partner, Bartier Perry, Sydney

Ed Skilton, Special Counsel, Sladen Legal, Melbourne

  • I thought the content was fantastic, and the length of the sessions was also perfect as it ensured none of the presenters dragged on too long. Well presented and managed, overall I feel it is quite good value for money.

  • Excellent subject matter and learned/experienced presenters.

  • Great Speakers. Good range of topics.


If you register and pay by 21 January 2021 you will pay only $1650 – a saving of $165 off the full price conference registration fee of $1815.

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.

Don’t want to attend all of the parts? We do accept bookings for attending any of the 4 individual parts.  To organise a part booking, please contact Jenna (details below).

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

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 Price:   $1,650.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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