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 Recorded Webinar: Till Death Us Do Part: How Effective are Mutual Wills?

Date: Friday 17th September 2021
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour


Mutual wills can be a useful estate planning tool, but should not be entered into lightly. This session will take a deep dive into the characteristics and requirements applicable to mutual wills, including cases that provide a warning of what a tricky area this is for practitioners:

  • Contractual aspects of the agreement
  • In what circumstances are mutual wills a good estate planning tool? Common scenarios discussed
  • What are the disadvantages of a mutual will?
  • What are the essential components of a mutual will? A drafting toolkit for practitioners
  • Can one party change their will without the consent of the other at a later date?
  • Family transparency - what do you need to advise your client?
  • Can a mutual will defeat a family provision claim?
  • Can mutual wills be founded on estoppel rather than contract? Legg v Burton [2017] EWHC 2088 (UK)
  • Case studies
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Christian Teese, Special Counsel, Rigby Cooke Lawyers, Melbourne 

Christian has specialised practice expertise in Wills & Estates and Trust litigation with nearly 10 years of experience.

Christian has significant experience acting for independent administrators and trustees in relation to Estate and Trust administration issues, as well as for claimants pursuing claims in relation to a diverse range of Wills, Estates and Trusts issues. He also has particular experience advising not-for-profit entities.

Christian has earned recognition for taking a cost-effective and sensible approach to litigation and has significant experience in disputes concerning legal costs.


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 April 1st 2021, due to the new 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: WBVSEP21
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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