Recorded Webinar: The Rise and Rise of Informal Wills


20th March 2020
Duration:  approx. 1.25 hours


From video recordings, post-it notes, and unsent text messages, what has been admitted into probate in recent years may well surprise probate lawyers with long memories. This session looks at legal challenges created by the use of technology in will making, including:

  • Defining an informal will and identifying recent trends

  • Executors dealing with informal testamentary documents of unknown validity

  • Evidence requiredin informal wills - on balance of probabilities

  • The interplay of testamentary capacity and informal wills

  • Use of subpoenas to access potential will or other informal testamentary documents

  • Informal revocation or variation of wills - what is allowable?

  • Case update, including Radford v White [2018] QSC 306, Re Carrigan [2018] QSC 206

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Darryl Browne, Principal, Browne Linkenbagh Legal Services, NSW

Darryl is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates. His forte is estate planning (involving wills, superannuation, powers of attorney, enduring guardian appointments, advance care directives, trusts and related aspects), but he also conducts estate and other litigation for clients. He advises clients concerning commercial law issues (including business acquisitions, leases, employment issues and planning matters) as well as with conveyancing and related real estate transactions.

Darryl is regularly called upon to give seminars to solicitors on estate planning and estate litigation topics.


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.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:
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Product Code: WBKMAR20
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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