Recorded Webinar: Navigating the Cost Conundrums in Your Wills and Estates Practice (Practice Management & Business Skills)


Date: 23rd February 2018
Duration:  1 hour

This session looks at the billing and costs issues facing succession lawyers. It shows how you can meet the challenges head on and how you can ensure your legal practice thrives in today’s highly competitive market. It includes:

  • Costing estate files – pitfalls and opportunities
  • Limiting write offs – risk management and pro?t control
  • Alternative fee models and impact on pro?tability
  • The use of uplift fees
  • Monthly retainers and other tips to manage cash flow in estate litigation
  • Understanding the Court’s recent attitudes towards costs
Our presenter

Mike Dudman, Principal & LIV Accredited Specialist in Costs Law , Blackstone Legal Costing, Sydney

Mike Dudman leads Blackstone's Sydney practice and brings both a client- and results-oriented approach to the legal costs arena. Mike's extensive commercial experience is complemented by a broad education that includes business, psychology and the law.

In 14 years as a costs lawyer Mike has worked on more than 700 matters and has developed a high level of acumen in this increasingly complex legal area.

Mike has been involved in challenging or pursuing party/party costs claims across all major jurisdictions in NSW, Queensland, the ACT and federally.


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

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:
Product Code: WB17FEB18
 Price:  $176.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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