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BDBNs: Not So Binding After All?

Binding death benefit nominations are a way for testators to control the distribution of their superannuation post-death, but there are many potholes which can invalidate the nomination, especially for self-managed super funds. This session explores the problems that can arise an

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Binding death benefit nominations are a way for testators to control the distribution of their superannuation post-death, but there are many potholes which can invalidate the nomination, especially for self-managed super funds. This session explores the problems that can arise and explains the elements which make up a valid BDBN for self-managed super funds.

Featuring: Andrew Smyth, Robbins Watson Solicitors, Gold Coast

[22.14 minutes] [0.37 CPD hours]

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Andrew Smyth
Partner, Robbins Watson Solicitors Gold Coast, QLD

Andrew is the managing partner of the firm, and practises primarily in estate planning and administration and business and personal structuring, focussing on complex and high value matters: typically involving Superannuation, Trusts, Companies, Taxes and International matters.

Andrew is a member of the peak industry bodies in his fields of practice: Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and The Tax Institute (ATI). Both of these organisations only accept membership from persons with proven expertise and experience in Trusts, Estates and Tax respectively.

In 2022 Andrew was appointed executive member of the Legal Practice Section of the Law Council of Australia, where he works to improve the regulation of the legal profession and advocates for changes enhancing the timely and cost-effective delivery of legal services.

Andrew writes and presents technical papers and CPD for the legal and accounting professions on Trusts and Super, and is a co-author of the reference text “Estate Planning” published by LexisNexis.

Andrew is also an experienced litigator, and was head of the firm’s litigation department for over 15 years. He has been a member of the Queensland Law Society Litigation Rules Committee since 2012, and was deputy chair of that committee from 2018 until 2022. This litigation experience informs and enhances Andrew’s commercial and planning advice, as he knows how and when disputes may arise, and is a fearless advocate for his clients when required.

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