Fifth Annual Melbourne Wills and Estates Conference
Thursday 1 and Friday 2 March 2018
InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, Melbourne
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Our annual wills and estates conference (held in August at the Gold Coast) draws succession lawyers from around Australia.  It is one of our most popular conferences and that is why we are repeating most of the sessions in Melbourne in March 2018 for all those who couldn’t get to the Gold Coast.

Because the timing of the conference coincides with the end of the CPD year, we’ve included 3 sessions covering the CPD compulsory subjects.

Thursday 1 March 2018

Making the Will

  • Statutory Wills: Navigating the Challenging Path Ahead for Practitioners
  • Informal Wills - Intention and Capacity Under the Spotlight
  • Knowledge and Approval - Recent Legal Developments

Estate Administration

  • Making Sense of Common Law Will Construction Rules
  • Variation and Termination of Testamentary Trusts
  • The Changing Face of Intestacy

Friday 2 March 2018

Wills & Estate Litigation

  • Gone, But Not Forgotten: Rethinking Marginal Family Provision Claims
  • Equitable Remedies in Wills and Estates Litigation - Last Option or Best Remedy?
  • Undue Influence - Coercion in Wills

Compulsory Topics

  • (Professional Skills): Mediation in Wills Disputes: When is a Deal not a Deal?
  • (Practice Management): Navigating the Cost Conundrums in Your Wills and Estates Practice
  • (Ethics): Solicitors as Executors: Ethics and Commission

Mark Maier, Director, McNab McNab & Starke, Melbourne

Richard Williams, Barrister, Queensland Bar, Brisbane

Andrew Verspaandonk, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Lindsay Ellison SC, Barrister, 16th Floor Wardell Chambers, Sydney

Ursula Stanisich, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Emma Woolley, Partner, Hall & Wilcox, Melbourne

Ines Kallweit, Principal, Aitken Partners, Melbourne

Teri Konstantinou, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Justin Rizzi, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Darryl Browne, Principal, Browne Linkenbagh, Leura, NSW

John Armfield, Barrister, Second Floor,  Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

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

Carolyn Sparke SC, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne


The best conference I have attended in 4 decades!

Excellent content with a variety of different speakers who brought a national rather than state based view to the topics.

Good quality papers and speakers, well run and professional.

Great venue and speakers, well run and presented.

Very informative material, well organised format, great speakers.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email:
Product Code: MWEMAR18
 Price:   $2,035.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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