Recorded Webinar: Drafting Testamentary Discretionary Trusts


Date:   7th February 2018

Duration:  approx. 1 hour

A testamentary discretionary trust established can be a useful way for clients to maintain control, even after death. However, special care is needed in how they are drafted. This session focuses on key drafting issues with testamentary trusts and includes:

  • Construction of testamentary trust – key drafting issues and provisions:
    • vesting day / term
    • income clause
    • use of default beneficiaries
    • determining class of beneficiaries
    • powers and veto rights of appointors / guardians
  • Simple vs complex – short form vs long form
  • Optional testamentary trusts
  • Control of testamentary trusts
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William Moore, Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcox, Melbourne

William works with and advises clients in achieving their succession planning goals.  William’s specialties include complex estate planning, estate and Will disputes, trust advice and disputes, Wills, Powers of Attorney, beneficiary disputes, and VCAT – Guardianship and Administration.

William has a broad range of clients, from those with young families, to some of Australia’s largest family groups, as well as business owners and people moving towards retirement.  This has provided William with practical insight into many issues, concerns and needs that arise at different stages of life.

William is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in the area of trusts, estates, succession planning and estate litigation. He assists clients to work through their succession planning goals and issues.  He is driven to achieve realistic and practical outcomes for his clients in their personal and business succession planning. This often involves working through difficult and sensitive considerations, needing a personal touch, which is greatly appreciated by his clients.

He regularly publishes articles and presents for both the firm, and professional bodies including the Tax Institute and Television Education Network.

William is a recommended Wills & Estate Litigation Lawyer in Victoria in Doyles’ Guide to the Australian Legal Profession and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.


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.

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Product Code: WBHFEB18
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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