RECORDED WEBINAR: Lawyers as Executors: One Hat Too Many?

Tuesday 3rd February 2015
 
Duration: approx. 2 hours
 
Lawyers are often asked to be executors. What does that really mean for the lawyer and testator? It presents some clear challenges that must be navigated with an eye to ethics and risk management at the same time.
  • Would it better if you declined the request?
  • Are lawyers equipped to do the job?
  • Should lawyers keep the file if they are appointed executor by their client?
  • The executor obligation to act reasonably – what this means to solicitors
  • Your ethical obligations explained including duty to disclose
  • What conflict issues may arise and how to deal with them?
  • The lawyer’s ability to claim executors’ commission – principles
  • Recent example: Re Estate of Gowing 2014 NSWSC
This webinar is suitable for succession lawyers – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.
 
PRESENTED BY: Brian Herd, Partner, CRH Law, Brisbane
 
Brian is recognised as one of Australia's leading experts in the areas of elder law, retirement, disability and aged care.
 
Brian has extensive experience in life planning for older people and the legal issues impacting on them including making Wills, administering estates, disputes over Wills, superannuation, social security, retirement villages and aged care, incapacity, the Guardianship Regime, the loss of a spouse or the 'suddenly single syndrome', planning for disabled children, elder abuse, enduring powers of attorney, advance health directives, family agreements and disputes and mediation.
 
Brian is a popular presenter in public forums on elder law issues and is also regularly invited to address the changing legal dynamics and needs of the aged care and disability sectors at industry conferences.
 
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Product Code: WB1FEB15
 Price:  $242.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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