Live Webinar: Drafting Effective Testamentary Trusts


Date: Wednesday 7th October 2020
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 1pm to 2pm
Qld: 12noon to 1pm
SA:  12.30pm to 1.30pm
NT:  11.30am to 12.30pm
WA: 10am to 11am

There are numerous benefits for both the testator and beneficiaries in the creation of a testamentary trust for the holding and distribution of estate assets and income after death. The establishment and ongoing arrangements for a trust need to be set up in the will and requires care in drafting to avoid problems down track. This session details the essential provisions of a testamentary trust arrangement, including:

  • Circumstances for including a testamentary trust in the will
  • Key clauses to include
  • Powers, appointment and removal of a trustee
  • Defining the class of beneficiaries and managing those who pre-decease the testator
  • Specifying assets to be held in the trust and their ongoing management
  • The elements of trusts for a special purpose eg disability or special need
  • Inclusion of “opt out” provisions
  • Administrative and legal requirements for setting up the trust
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Bryan Mitchell, Principal, Mitchells Solictors, Brisbane

Bryan Mitchell  TEP FTI is the managing director of Mitchells Solicitors, having offices in Brisbane City, Moorooka, Aspley & Maroochydore.  Bryan is an Accredited Specialist in Succession Law.  He & his firm are recognised in Doyle’s Guide as leaders in Estate Planning and Estate Litigation.  His practice works almost exclusively in the area of Wills and Estates and Trusts, including Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate Administration and Estate Disputes.  Bryan is a regular presenter.  He is Vice Chair of STEP Australia, immediate past Chair of STEP Qld, a member of an Advisory Board for College of Law & a committee member dealing with Succession Law policy for the Queensland Law Society.


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.


Registered live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD units/point – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

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:

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Product Code: RBCOCT20
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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