Understanding the relationship between deceased estates and super benefits in drafting a will

Superannuation death benefits and tips for more effective will drafting.

Suspicious circumstances and estate litigation

Part 3 of our series dealing with practical issues that commonly arise in estate litigation – an examination of the suspicious circumstances rule.

Practical tips for dealing with knowledge and approval of a will

A fundamental requirement for a valid will is that the testator knew and approved its contents. This is part of establishing the testator had the…

Practical tips for dealing with testamentary capacity

Testamentary capacity is an issue that commonly arises in estate litigation. DAVID PRICE shares some pointers on dealing with this issue.

Wills and estates: June 2019

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

Avoiding elder financial abuse: safeguards solicitors should have in place

The Law Reform Commission’s report, Elder Abuse – A National Response, recommends safeguards to minimise risk of abuse in cases of ‘enduring appointments’. By DARRYL…

Wills and estates: December 2017

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

Transactions involving enduring powers of attorney

Solicitors play an important role in safeguarding against elder abuse. By JEN MCMILLAN.

Wills and estates: October 2017

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

Elder abuse: time for a national legal response

The issue of elder abuse in the context of pressure to make or change wills was one of the many topics considered by the ALRC…