Recorded Webinar: Will Construction and Rectification: Scrutinising the Inscrutable


Date: Thursday 30th July 2020
Approximate Length: 1 Hour


Wills can be complex documents and an executor may find errors or ambiguous parts that need to be clarified. Understanding where problems can arise in will construction and the process of rectification is the subject of this session, including:

  • Principles of will construction - clarity and the true intention of the testator
  • Common disputes arising in the interpretation of wills:
  • Ambiguous descriptions of property
  • Identifying the extent of interest given in a will
  • Identifying the beneficiaries named in a will
  • Rules of interpretation - common law and legislative
  • Court asked to rectify will - when and how
  • Powers of courts to supply, omit or change words
  • Misdescribed gift in will inhibiting transfer - rights of rectification
  • Case update, including Fitzgerald & Anor v Rowley & Anor [2019] QSC 21; In the Estate of Koppie [2019] ACTSC 106
Recorded Webinars,Estate planning and Wills,Recorded Webinar: Will Construction and Rectification: Scrutinising the Inscrutable Katie Worsnop, Senior Associate, McInnes Wilson Lawyers, Brisbane

Katie specialises in all aspects of estate and trust litigation and estate administration. She has acted for executors, administrators, trustees and beneficiaries. She has a particular interest in advising clients about complex will, family provision and power of attorney disputes. She has dealt with trust litigation involving disputes between trustees, applications for directions and the removal or appointment of trustees.
Katie has a practical, commercial and pragmatic approach when dealing with matters. She is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients in what can be difficult circumstances.


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: WBTJUL20
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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