Elder law & succession: June 2023

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

A long way to go: legal support for people with dementia

Dementia is becoming increasingly prevalent, for younger as well as older people. The legal industry has a long way to go in understanding how to…

Elder law & succession: April 2023

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

Elder law & succession: March 2023

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

Remotely valid? Validity of electronically signed wills following Re Curtis

The Supreme Court of Victoria recently considered whether a will executed electronically was valid and compliant with the remote execution provisions introduced during COVID-19.

Will construction and solicitors’ responsibilities

A recent NSWSC decision is a reminder of the importance of making detailed file notes of the testator’s instructions, retaining drafts of wills and reading…

Elder law & succession: February 2023

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

Duel to the death: De facto relationships and disputes over inheritance

Spouses obtain preferential entitlement on intestacy. Determining the existence of a de facto relationship is a complex exercise.

Elder law & succession: December 2022

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.

Elder law & succession: November 2022

Reporting and analysis of the latest judgments and news in wills & estates and elder law. By DARRYL BROWNE.