WEBINAR- Elder Law and Succession: conflicts of interest and testamentary capacity

When conducting litigation, lawyers have obligations to avoid conflicts of interest, but also need to keep costs down. This seminar will discuss how to reconcile these competing obligations in light of the recent family law provision case of Miller v Taylor. When preparing wills, lawyers have obligations when their clients have questionable capacity. This seminar […]

Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Will Drafting WEBINAR

This webinar will discuss not only problems that may arise in Will drafting but also provide tips and provisions that should be included to ensure the Willmaker has a properly drafted and appropriate Will: The fact find – getting the right information Ensuring the Willmaker has testamentary capacity What the Will can and can’t deal […]

Elder Law and Succession: conflicts of interest and testamentary capacity

When conducting litigation, lawyers have obligations to avoid conflicts of interest, but also need to keep costs down. This seminar will discuss how to reconcile these competing obligations in light of the recent family law provision case of Miller v Taylor. When preparing wills, lawyers have obligations when their clients have questionable capacity. This seminar […]

Elder Abuse and the Family

Elder abuse is a significant issue and yet exploitative or abusive conduct often takes place within the family – whether it is inheritance impatience leading to financial abuse, neglect, or the improper control of decision making. Lawyers who advise families must bear in mind the particular professional, legal and ethical obligations when taking instructions from […]

Recent Developments in Legislative Drafting

Join the Australian First Parliamentary Counsel Peter Quiggin PSM as he discusses recent developments in legislative drafting at the Commonwealth level. Also hear from Parliamentary Counsel of Western Australia Mr Geoff Lawn as he provides his update on drafting and access to legislation matters in the state of Western Australia. Level: General

Legal Costs

Changes to the Supreme Court Practice Directions and the Costs Determinations which impact on practice in the Supreme and District Courts, along with judicial comment in recent cases, have made important changes to the way in which costs should be disclosed, claimed, calculated and justified. Learn about the drivers for changes to the Supreme Court […]

Strata Titles Act & Community Title Schemes Update

The Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 and the Community Titles Bill 2018 are two very substantial pieces of legislation, each likely to have significant impacts for legal, planning, property and other related practitioners in WA.  Both Bills were introduced into Parliament in June 2018 and they are likely to commence operation in 2019. The speakers […]

Current Issues Affecting the Not-For-Profit Sector

The not-for-profit sector continues to face numerous challenges – from reduced funding, calls for consolidation to an increased regulatory burden. More than ever, not-for-profit organisations need good legal advice (often in a pro bono capacity). This seminar will tackle these issues head on and feature a prominent representative of the Australian Charities and Not For […]

Respectfully Disagreeing with the ATO in Relation to Tax Disputes

Disputes are an inevitable part of taxation and seem to be on the rise. Achieving the best possible outcome of a dispute is key for all parties involved. This requires a knowledge of the taxpayer’s rights and how best to exercise them in a robust yet respectful way when engaging with the ATO.  A response […]