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 Recorded Webinar: Beware of Promises: When will Proprietary Estoppel Trump a Will?

Date:  Tuesday 3rd May 2022 Duration:  approx. 1 hour


When will estoppel for breach of promise override the contents of a will? The case of Moore v Abusson has shone a spotlight on the power of estoppel to trump a will. This session examines the key issues, including:

  • When will an understanding between the deceased testator and another party give rise to a claim of estoppel?
  • Navigating the key elements of estoppel in the context of will disputes 
  • When is estoppel preferable to a family provision claim?
  • Key tips and tricks for preventing estoppel claims
  • Case update, including Moore v Abusson [2020] NSWSC 1466; Gill v Garrett [2020] NSWSC 795
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Scott Whitla, Partner, McCullough Robertson, Brisbane

As an accredited specialist in succession law, Scott specialises in all aspects of succession planning, estate administration and estate and trust litigation.  He manages the firm’s Equity and Private Client team, having been made a Partner in 2009. His clients include high-net worth individuals, accountants, financial advisers and other legal firms and their clients.

Scott assists clients to find effective succession planning solutions which protect and preserve assets for the intended beneficiaries, while also minimising the taxation and stamp duty implications which might otherwise arise.  He is a leading lawyer in the area of preparing, interpreting and contesting wills, administering deceased estates and applications to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Scott also assists clients with estate administration and estate litigation.  In addition to his substantial experience in these areas, Scott is also an expert on guardianship and administration issues, including matters involving questions of capacity, and the validity of transactions and decisions made under enduring powers of attorney.


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.


Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/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.

WA lawyers – From 1/4/2021, due to changes to your CPD requirements we are unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA.

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: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: WBUMAY22
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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