Elder Law & Succession Law Committee

Electronic witnessing of documents during the COVID-19 emergency period

1 Nov 2022

Electronic witnessing of documents during the COVID-19 emergency period

Guidance to members for electronic witnessing of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney during the COVID-19 emergency period.

How to lawfully hold and dispose of Wills and Safe Custody Documents

16 Mar 2022

How to lawfully hold and dispose of Wills and Safe Custody Documents

The Legal Profession Act & Ethics Committee clarifies how safe custody documents should be held and disposed of.

Death benefits: The obligations of legal personal representatives in relation to collecting superannuation

20 Oct 2021

Death benefits: The obligations of legal personal representatives in relation to collecting superannuation

What are executors’ and administrators’ obligations in relation to collecting superannuation death benefits? Gillian Hunter from the Elder Law & Succession Law Committee provides background and guidance on this thorny issue. From the Spring 2021 edition of Ethos.

Elder abuse

4 May 2021

Elder abuse

Information about elder abuse, and how to find help and advice for a person at risk.

Do you need information about elder abuse?

21 Apr 2021

Do you need information about elder abuse?

You may have heard local lawyer Katie Binstock, the Chair of our Elder Law & Succession Law Committee, chatting with Georgia Stynes on ABC Radio recently about elder abuse. We've compiled some useful resources on this topic.

Do you need help with a will?

29 Mar 2021

Do you need help with a will?

You may have heard local lawyer Katie Binstock, the Chair of our Elder Law & Succession Law Committee, chatting with Georgia Stynes on ABC Radio recently about why it’s important to have a legal will. We've compiled some useful resources on this topic.

Po-tay-to, po-tah-to: How construing a Will can cause some headaches

24 Jul 2020

Po-tay-to, po-tah-to: How construing a Will can cause some headaches

Kerstin Glomb from the Law Society’s Elder Law & Succession Law Committee shows how ‘standard’ wording in Wills relies on everybody having the same interpretation of words — a linguistic nirvana that simply doesn’t exist. From the Winter 2020 edition of Ethos.

Witnessing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

14 Apr 2020

Witnessing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Guidance on witnessing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney when not attending on clients face to face.

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