3.5 CPD points
2017/2018 CPD year
This DVD contains five sessions from the Succession Law stream at QLS Symposium 2017.
Part A - Succession law case update
This session provides you with a snapshot of recent local and interstate succession law cases that you need to know.
Part B - Seeking direction from the Court under section96 Trusts Act 1973
The role of a trustee is a complex one, and exercising statutory powers and making fair decisions in accordance with them is not to be taken lightly. This session will explore the ambit of section 96 of the Trusts Act 1973 and answer the following questions:
- why should a trustee seek judicial advice?
- when should judicial advice be sought?
- what are the benefits of making an application?
- how can an application for judicial advice be made?
Part C - Tips from the bench
This practical session presented by the Honourable Justice Duncan McMeekin provides tips and guidance on preparing and presenting evidence in succession law matters before the Court.
Part D - Costs issues in contested estate administrations
This panel session will review a range of costs issues that may arise, particularly in the administration of contested estates. Issues considered include:
- time recorded v supreme court fees
- executor's commissions
- executor's responsibility to ensure costs are appropriate
- recovering legal costs incurred.
Part E - Assets in foreign jurisdictions: Beware!
This panel session will consider various issues to watch out for in estate planning and administration where there are assets in foreign jurisdictions. Issues include professional negligence, insurance coverage, how to identify jurisdictional issues and when to check for revocation.