Category Archives: Legislative reform

Statutory will applications in Victoria – procedural changes taking effect from 1 January 2015

In a previous post on 26 August 2014 (accessible here), we highlighted proposed changes to the Wills Act 1997 (Vic), that would affect some procedural aspects of statutory will applications in Victoria. The Justice Legislation Amendment (Succession and Surrogacy) Act 2014 (Vic) received Royal Assent on 21 October 2014.  The relevant p Read More

Proposed changes to the Wills Act 1997 (Vic) – Statutory will applications

The Justice Legislation Amendment (Succession and Surrogacy) Bill 2014 (Vic) was introduced in the Legislative Council on 20 August 2014. In the second reading speech, it was noted that: “The bill implements a number of recommendations of the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) in its 2013 Succession Laws Report.” In relation to statutory will Read More