Recorded Webinar: Equitable Remedies in Wills and Estates Litigation – Last Option or Best Remedy


Date:  27th February 2018 – Online:
Duration:  approx. 2 hours

Equitable remedies may not spring first to mind in dealing with will disputes but this may be a mistake. Equitable remedies are becoming increasingly important in estate litigation. This session brings you up to date with latest case law developments:

  • Equitable remedies – what are they and when should you seek them?
  • Creating interest in land through oral representations – the role of equity
  • Remedies relevant to wills and estates:
    • constructive trust
    • removal of fiduciary
    • account of profits
  • Using equitable remedies in estate disputes – constructive trusts and estoppel
  • Unjust enrichment, restitution and the establishment of a constructive trust
  • Equitable proprietary claims as an alternative to family provision claims
  • Remedy – enforcement of promise or equitable compensation
  • Reasons why equitable relief may be refused
Our presenter Scott Whitla, Partner, McCullough Robertson, Brisbane

As an accredited specialist in succession law, Scott specialises in all aspects of succession planning, estate administration and estate and trust litigation.  He manages the firm’s Equity and Private Client team, having been made a Partner in 2009. His clients include high-net worth individuals, accountants, financial advisers and other legal firms and their clients.

Scott assists clients to find effective succession planning solutions which protect and preserve assets for the intended beneficiaries, while also minimising the taxation and stamp duty implications which might otherwise arise.  He is a leading lawyer in the area of preparing, interpreting and contesting wills, administering deceased estates and applications to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Scott also assists clients with estate administration and estate litigation.  In addition to his substantial experience in these areas, Scott is also an expert on guardianship and administration issues, including matters involving questions of capacity, and the validity of transactions and decisions made under enduring powers of attorney.

Scott is a regular speaker for the Queensland Law Society, Television Education Network and the Taxation Institute of Australia.  He is also a qualified mediator.


This webinar is suitable for succession lawyers throughout Australia. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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Product Code: WBVFEB18
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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