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 Recorded Webinar: Obtaining Judicial Advice in Wills and Estate Matters

Date: Thursday 29th July 2021
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

When things turn ugly, a prudent executor or trustee should consider whether to seek judicial advice to reduce the risk of claims against them. The session looks at the issues in obtaining judicial advice in wills and estate matters and how it can be used as a risk management tool, including:

  • When do you know it is time to seek juridical advice?
  • Commencement of legal proceedings
  • Interpretation of will or trust deed
  • Varying powers
  • Course of action which may create disputation in beneficiaries
  • Legislative basis for judicial advice applications
  • What are the essential elements of judicial advice applications?
  • The statement of facts in judicial advice applications
  • Judicial advice and the right of indemnity
  • Nature and effect of judicial advice – the judicial advice direction
  • When will judicial advice be refused?
  • What happens if judicial advice is not obtained?
  • Costs issues in obtaining judicial advice
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Justin Rizzi, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Justin practices in the areas of wills and estates, trusts, equity and property and general commercial. 

Prior to coming to the bar Justin was a senior associate at national law firm.  He has significant experience in wills and estates disputes, commercial litigation and property matters. 

Justin is a Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialist in Wills and Estates and is currently completing a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.  He is a recommended Wills and Estates barrister in Doyles Guide 2016.

He has presented numerous papers to various groups on topics related to succession law and has written papers published in the Law Institute Journal and Wills and Probate Bulletin.

He read with Rick Wells and his senior mentor is Jeffery Gleeson QC.


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.


Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – From April 1st 2021, due to the new requirements we are unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA.

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: [email protected]

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Product Code: WBMJUL21
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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