Will construction traps: Recent cases and claims

7th ACT Wills and Estates Conference

“The ACT Law Society Wills & Estates Conference was amazing! Insightful, very interesting and relevant!”

On 18 September 2020 the ACT Law Society hosted the very first hybrid version of our annual ACT Wills & Estates Conference. To accommodate guests and speakers within Covid-19 restrictions, we included both face to face and hybrid tickets to this very popular, sell-out conference.

Individual sessions of the conference are now available for purchase.

Will construction traps: Recent cases and claims

Does the will mean what you think it means?

This session delves into some recent cases and unlitigated claims which highlight the importance of carefully reading the terms of the will, and the dangers of leaping to conclusions about the effect of those terms.

Details

  • This is an online recording. You will be sent the recording once registered. 
  • Members will earn 1 CPD point in core area 4 (substantive law and procedural law)
  • Online tickets: $88 inc GST 

Fees are payable upon registration. 30 days payment invoices are available to members at the discretion of the Law Society. A 1.3% surcharge may be incurred on online payments. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email.

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. Outside of the cancellation periods given below, a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend without notifying the Society in writing, no credit or refund will be offered and 100% of the total cost will be retained by the Society. CPD Events — In the case of CPD events held at an venue other than the Law Society, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event. In the case of CPD events held at the Law Society, for cancellations made within two working days of the event, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee and the balance may be used as a credit towards other CPD events or be refunded. If you choose to keep a credit it will remain valid for 12 months from the event date, after which time it will expire. Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. Social events — In the case of social events, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event.

Definitions: 'Registration' means any booking given to the Society in writing, on our website, or by phone. 'Member' means any member of the ACT Law Society, including associate members and honorary members. 'Young Lawyer' means any member who has held a practising certificate for five years or less. 'CLC' means any member working for a recognised community legal centre, or holding a volunteer practising certificate. 'Student' means a full time student studying law at a recognised Australian tertiary institution.

The Law Society is enforcing social distancing and spacing measures as set out by ACT Health at all our face-to-face events. 

If you are sick, have recently visited a COVID hot-spot, or are in close contact with someone in either situation, please stay at home.

Many of our upcoming CPD sessions will now be available either online or in-person and some have the offer of live streaming. Each CPD event advertised on our website will provide details about the online options available in that session. 

If sessions offer recordings, when you register, please let us know if you'd prefer to watch the CPD online (either live, or at a later date). If you choose the live-stream option you can still interact, ask questions, and be a meaningful participant at the seminar.

For more information about online CPD, please contact Carissa on carissa.webster@actlawsociety.asn.au.

 

 

Webinar ticket $88.00 (GST incl.) Register

Schedule

Speakers

Jenny McMillan, Manager, Practice Support Services

Jen was admitted to practice in New South Wales in 1989 and in Western Australia in 1992. She is a Law Society of NSW accredited specialist in wills and estates and has experience in private practice, in-house with a trustee company, as an academic in the College of Law’s LLM (Applied Law) program and as a former Senior Member in the Guardianship Division of NCAT. She is a member of the NSW Law Society Property Committee and the Elder Law Succession & Capacity Committee.

 

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