Elder Law & Succession Law Committee

The Elder Law & Succession Law Committee focuses on law reform, education, and community engagement. The committee coordinates volunteers at the Seniors Expo and Law Week Wills Day, and conducts information sessions for community groups on an ad hoc basis. They also run the annual ACT Wills & Estates Conference.

In the last year, the committee has been involved in several substantial law reform projects, including the working group for the review of the Retirement Villages Act, a forum on Supported Decision Making, and submissions to the ACT Attorney-General in relation to Enduring Powers of Attorney in the ACT (bringing them into line with the recommendations made in the ALRC Elder Abuse report), provisions of the Administration & Probate Act in relation to notices of intended distribution and parentage searches, and the powers of ACAT in relation to attorneys breaching their obligations.

You can contact the committee directly through the Law Society's Committee Administrator, Tanya Holt, on tanya.holt@actlawsociety.asn.au.

Membership

  • Katie Binstock (Chair)
  • Rebecca Tetlow
  • Glenda Bloomfield
  • Emma Bragg
  • Kerstin Glomb
  • Tim Morton
  • Elizabeth Samra
  • Mabel Lim
  • Helen Phelps
  • David Toole
  • Grant Kennealy*
  • Fergus Thomson*
  • Beng Chang Tan*
  • Gregory Burn*
  • Wilhelmena Corby*
  • Peter Prince*

* regular guest/representative

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