|Start time||27 Jun 2019 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)|
|End time||27 Jun 2019 4:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)|
|Location||Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne|
|Speaker||See full program details|
|Catering||Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea|
|Designed for||Legal practitioners|
Wills & Estates Conference
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
Early bird price available until Friday 10 May: $665 (incl. GST)
Full Price: $695 (incl. GST)
The session will address drafting issues involving:
Business and Company Owners:
What are the essential issues to address with your client when drafting wills and related documents, in cases where businesses and companies would be vulnerable should your client pass away. This is particularly important in cases where the client is the driving force behind the business or company.
Drafting a Will can be an emotional process for parents whose children do not get on. This is particularly difficult where there is a history of family violence between siblings. This session will address how the will may be drafted to provide for separation of siblings throughout the administration process and advice to assist parents in discussing these issues with their children.
These important tips can make all the difference!
Advising on Trusts - The Finer Points
Why and when might you choose them? How do they work and what are the Pros and Cons including Tax Implications? This session will provide guidance on these questions by reference to the following options:
Your Indispensable 2019 Case Update
Our presenter will outline significant recent cases including cases dealing with deceased estates / trusts, capacity, revocation and more.
Presented by: Philip Bender, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Legislative Update and Developments – An Essential 2019 Guide
This session will provide an essential update of legislative developments including:
Guardianship and Administration Bill 2018;
Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018
Early Inheritance Syndrome - How to Recognise the Symptoms and Manage the Risk
Potential beneficiaries can use various methods to pressure and influence a testator to allow early access to entitlements before death. This is most likely to arise in cases where elderly parents are pressured by adult children to run down or deplete the estate by improper use of power of attorney, pressure to amend a will or appropriating personal property often without other beneficiaries knowing this has taken place. How should you best advise your client when you suspect that either they are being influenced prior to will drafting or that beneficiaries are trying to use various means to gain early access to estate assets.
What are the options to advise your beneficiary clients in cases where they believe the estate has been accessed by other beneficiaries prior to the testator’s death?
This session will address these issues and provide guidance on the signs, symptoms and management of Early Inheritance Syndrome.
Personal Representatives and Personal Liability
When can a Personal Representative be held personally responsible on distribution of assets? The question of whether a Personal Representative has notice of an estate debt may not always be straightforward. This session will discuss the risks and consequences of an incorrect distribution and ways to reduce risk.
Appearing in the Guardianship Division of VCAT - A DIY Toolkit
It is not always possible to brief out and this concise session will provide the essential DIY tips and traps when appearing in this Division. This brief session can reduce risks for you and your client should you have to make an appearance. Instructions come with words not just pictures and no missing bolts, nuts and screws.
Ethical Decision Making - Not Always Obvious
Ethical dilemmas can sometimes be clear but other times can be subtle and creep up over time. It is often those times when a practitioner feels backed into a corner and pressured to make a wrong call. Our presenter will outline the obvious and not so obvious warning signs that can signal an ethical problem.
Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 1.0
Professional Skills: 1.5
Substantive Law: 3.5