Succession law and secret offspring – current issues

Tuesday 13th February, 2018 2:00 pm – Tuesday 13th February, 2018 5:30 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

This seminar brings together counsel for the executor in Lemon v Mead, WA’s highest profile succession case of 2017, to discuss what constitutes adequate provision for the proper maintenance of a billionaire’s secret offspring? For more modest estates, the seminar looks at how to deal with assets outside of the will such as jointly owned real property and superannuation? Finally, for centuries in England, limited and special grants of administration have been made by Courts exercising probate jurisdiction in circumstances where a general or unlimited grant of probate or administration was not appropriate. The seminar explores these ancient and well-established grants available to applicants in various circumstances, and considers recent Australian cases which have dealt with these limited grants.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

Level: Intermediate

  • 1 points Competency 2 Professional Skills
  • 2 points Competency 4 Substantive Law



Elizabeth Heenan (Chair)
Special Counsel
Culshaw Miller
Convener Elder Law and Succession Committee
The Law Society of Western Australia

Daniel Yazdani
Wills and Estates
Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky

Amanda Liston
Amanda Liston Legal

Jane Needham SC
13th Floor St James Hall

Angelina Gomez
Clifford Chance

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