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 When the Gloves Come Off in Estate Disputes – One day online Masterclass delivered in 2 parts

Masterclass,Estate planning,When the Gloves Come Off in Estate Disputes – One day online Masterclass delivered in 2 parts
Part 1: Thursday 10/9/20  [1.30 to 5pm AEST]

Part 2: Thursday 17/9/20 [1.30 to 5pm AEST]
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This masterclass will be delivered online over two half days.  This is a national event and is suitable for succession lawyers Australia wide.  You can register to attend the entire masterclass or book the 2 parts individually.

Hear from the experts at this online masterclass. You can watch it on your computer or on your portable electronic device from anywhere.

The event will be based on our highly successful video webinar technology: there'll be a chairperson, presentations and you'll have an opportunity to ask questions via online chat.

All delegates will receive recordings of all of the sessions after the event.

Part 1: Thursday 10th September 2020:  Challenges to the Estate

  • Weighing Up the Evidence in Capacity Challenges - A challenge to testamentary capacity often places the professionalism of the drafting practitioner in the spotlight, and can be reputationally damaging. This session discusses how the weight of evidence is changing from medical expertise to more general lay observations, and what practitioners can do to protect themselves from challenges.

  • The Age of Entitlement: Eligibility for Family Provision Claims - Not everyone who feels hard done by in relation to the distribution of the estate is able to make a claim for a slice of the pie. This session looks at eligibility for making a claim against an estate, and what evidence is required to satisfy the court.

  • Equitable Remedies and Estate Litigation - Equitable remedies in estate litigation may often be a more appropriate claim or be pleaded in conjunction with other claims as alternate relief.  This session considers when these remedies may be relevant, what remedies are available and when they should be claimed.

Part 2: Thursday 17th September 2020:  Strategy and Procedure in Estate Litigation

  • Obtaining Judicial Advice in Wills and Estate Matters - When things turn ugly, a prudent executor or trustee should consider whether to seek judicial advice to reduce the risk of claims against them. The session looks at the issues in obtaining judicial advice in wills and estate matters and how it can be used as a risk management tool.

  • Will Caveats: Proceed with Caution - Probate caveats are a useful tool to prevent the grant of probate. However, filing a caveat should not be done lightly and could result in significant costs if filed in the wrong circumstances or without proper grounds. This session will provide a guide to the lodging of a caveat and what practitioners need to be aware of.

  • Being on the Front Foot: Drafting Settlement Deeds following Estate Litigation - Deals done at the courtroom door or following mediation are a common ending to protracted disputes. The preparation of a settlement deed or checklist in advance means you can take control of the negotiations with your own document, ensuring a quick resolution with all the bases covered. This session will set out the key elements of settlement arrangements in the estate litigation context.


Bryan Mitchell, Principal, Mitchells Solicitors, Brisbane 

Christian Teese, Special Counsel, Rigby Cooke Lawyers, Melbourne

Craig Birtles, Barrister, Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

Monica Ross-Maranik, Consulting Principal, Keypoint Law, Sydney

Maree van der Kwast, Director, Dwyer Durack Lawyers, Perth

Steven Hughes, Barrister, Garfield Barwick Chambers, Sydney

Ursula Stanisich, Barrister, Stevenson Barristers, Melbourne

Asheetha Jelliffe, Partner, Bridges Lawyers, Sydney


Delegates will earn 6 CPD units (substantive law) from attending this masterclass (or 3 CPD units substantive law from attending either Part 1 or Part 2).

All delegates who attend the masterclass will receive a CPD Certificate.


All delegates will receive video recordings of each session following the live event.


If you register and pay by 31 August 2020 you will pay only $715a saving of $110 off the full price conference registration fee of $825.

You can register to attend either Part 1 or Part 2 – only $495 if you register and pay by 31 August 2020 – a saving off the full price fee of $550.

Multiple registration discount?

If you would like to send 3 or more people from your company to this masterclass 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.


If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Coordinator, Hayley Williams-Cameron on (03) 8601 7730 or email:

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Product Code: SXSSEP20
 Price:   $825.00 (Inclusive of GST)