Recorded Webinar: Solicitors as Executors - Ethics and Commission (Ethics)

Date: 23rd February 2018
Duration: 1 hour
For solicitors named as executors, the issue of commission is a tricky one.  This session looks at issues around solicitors acting as executors, your rights to commission and what obligations of disclosure you have.  It covers:
  • The solicitor executor – what ethical issues does this raise?
  • What costs can a solicitor executor ethically charge?
  • Managing beneficiaries from an ethics perspective
  • Disclosure to beneficiaries and disclosure to the court
  • Executor decision-making – the importance of considering all claims
  • Ability to claim for professional fees and charging clauses in wills
  • Determining commission
  • Solicitor executors who are also beneficiaries
Our presenter

Carolyn Sparke QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Carolyn Sparke Specialises in Equity/ Wills and probate law. Practice in general commercial work, including superannuation disputes, property law, insolvency, corporations. 

Carolyn has appeared in a number of cases involving testator’s family maintenance claims (for executors and for children and various other claimants) and testamentary capacity and other estate and trust-related matters.

Carolyn is also Co-author of Butterworths loose-leaf service "Wills Probate and Administration Service Victoria". 


This webinar is suitable for succession lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the Ethics compulsory subject CPD unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2018.

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Product Code: WB16FEB18
 Price:  $176.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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