Wills & Estates 3 Point Intensive
Start time 4 Mar 2020 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 4 Mar 2020 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
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Catering Includes morning tea and refreshments
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code I20005
CPD Units:

Substantive Law: 3.0
(includes GST)

Wills & Estates 3 Point Intensive

4 Mar 2020 9:00am - 4 Mar 2020 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

This program will be chaired by:

Simon Pitt, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Alert! Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 

The Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 which commences on 1 March 2020 introduces changes affecting the basis upon which a Guardian can make decisions, and also the legal test around capacity. 

This session will dissect the changes, and also look at the role of VCAT and the appointment of Guardians or Administrators as impacted by the new Act.

Presented by: Lucy Dawson, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Power of Attorney and Entitlement to Financial Records 

What are the criteria for gaining access to financial records? What does the Tribunal take into account when making an Order in response to an Attorney seeking access to financial accounts or other records?

This session will address these issues by reference to recent cases.

Presented by: Rachael Hocking, Senior Associate, KHQ Lawyers

When Gifts Go Missing - Ademption Exceptions 

How do the courts deal with a claim that a bequeathed gift has been previously sold or has been already given away before death? What if an Attorney sells an asset prior to death, with or without knowledge of the contents of the will? Can a beneficiary make any claim for compensation in these circumstances?

This session will outline the circumstances in which a claim may be made by reference to leading cases, and will outline how to cover these issues in Will drafting.

Presented by: Carolyn Sparke QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar