Category Archives: Seminars and conferences

Court-authorised wills, Perth – 20 November 2014

Richard presented a paper on ‘Court-authorised wills for persons lacking testamentary capacity’ for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), at the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Perth on 20 November 2014. The following topics were addressed: The statutory framework under the Wills Act 1970 (WA) When is a court-authorised will needed? Assembling the application R Read More

Presentation on Statutory Will applications – The Hon. Justice Tom Gray – STEP Queensland branch annual conference, 5 September 2014

The Hon. Justice Tom Gray, Supreme Court of South Australia, delivered a presentation at the STEP Queensland Branch annual conference at Kingscliff, NSW on 5 September 2014.  His Honour addressed the following: The scope of the requirement, in s.24(e) of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (and the corresponding requirement in the statutory wills legisl Read More

Statutory will applications, TEN 5th Annual Wills and Estates Conference, Gold Coast – 21 August 2014

Richard presented a paper “Statutory Wills – As a Sword and a Shield” at the Television Education Network 5th Annual Wills and Estates Conference on 21 August 2014. The following topics were addressed: recent case law on statutory wills for minors (which are subject to different requirements under the legislation, distinct from the ap Read More

Presentation on Statutory Will applications, The College of Law, Sydney – 27 March 2014

Richard presented a paper on Statutory Will applications on 27 March 2014 at the College of Law, Sydney, as part of the CPD program ‘A Day of Wills and Estates’. The topics addressed included: Situations where an application for a Statutory Will may be warranted Identifying whether the ‘core test’ can be met Read More