Wills & Estates

Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse

23 Sep 2020

Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse

Guidance for legal practitioners to identify and address potential issues regarding elder financial abuse.

How construing a Will can cause some headaches

13 Aug 2020

How construing a Will can cause some headaches

In Ethos, our Elder Law Committee talks about the headaches caused by ‘standard’ wording in Wills, relying on a non-existant linguistic nirvana where everybody has the same interpretation of words.

Changes to electronic witnessing of documents

13 May 2020

Changes to electronic witnessing of documents

Guidance on legislative changes in the COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (ACT).

Electronic witnessing of documents and other amendments

13 May 2020

Electronic witnessing of documents and other amendments

Guidance to members on legislative changes in the COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (ACT).

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.

Electronic witnessing of documents

14 Apr 2020

Electronic witnessing of documents

Guidance to members for electronic witnessing of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Dealing with a disputed Will

3 Apr 2017

Dealing with a disputed Will

This guidance note sets out general instructions if a Will you have prepared is seriously disputed in contested probate proceedings.

Finding a missing will

Finding a missing will

Members of the public are welcome to submit Missing Will notices to the Law Society free of charge.

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