Recorded Webinar: Managing Money in Your Succession Law Practice (Practice Management & Business Skills)


26th February 2020
Duration:  1 hour


Succession law practice requires careful trust account money management over the longer term. This involves planning and effective management systems to make things work. This session looks at the key issues, including:

  • Deceased estate trust account management – a risk management checklist

  • Authorized journal entries and narrations to explain actions

  • Best practice supervision of trust accounts for succession matters

  • Dealing with long standing credit balances

  • Documenting your trust account succession matters

  • Long running trust account management – steps in place for money in trust account

  • Reporting to clients about funds in trust – essential do’s and don’ts

  • The importance of annual reports for client with continuing balances

  • Bespoke billing for succession matters – hard wiring openness and transparency

  • Checklist for trust account management on succession matters

  • Case study –checklist for efficient trust account management succession matters


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Belinda Marschke, Principal, dbm horizons and Co-founder & director, Lacuna Legal Providers, Brisbane

Belinda is a chartered accountant with significant experience in public practice, including Big 4 accounting firms and her own consulting practice.  Since 2010 Belinda has worked exclusively with law firms, including in practice management and finance roles at Minter Ellison, as CFO of a mid-tier law firm, and more recently as an external consultant to small and mid-size practices. 

Belinda is also co-founder and director of Lacuna Legal Providers.  At Lacuna Legal Providers, Belinda works exclusively with lawyers advising them on the set up of new legal practices and providing support with their continuing practice management, financial and regulatory obligations and requirements.  In addition to legal “back office” support, Belinda leverages her experience and deep knowledge of professional services firms and the changing legal landscape to provide strategic and operational business management support to legal practices including measuring and reporting on metrics and key business drivers for enhancing performance, developing processes and creating business efficiencies, shifting to alternative fee and service delivery models as well as managing risk and compliance.


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 2020.

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Product Code: WB16FEB20
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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