Law Society: Wills & Estate Masterclass

Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Time: 9.00am to 12.15pm
Venue: Law Society of Western Australia, Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Attend and earn:
1 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility
2 points Competency 4 Substantive Law

In recent years the number of clients who require advice about complex estate planning and Family Provision Act applications have increased dramatically. This area has also seen a significant increase in the range of strategies and thus breadth of advice required to implement effective estate planning and Family Provision Act advice. In turn, and as a result, there has been increased exposure to potential professional negligence claims making it important for practitioners to know their professional duties in this area.

This comprehensive seminar addresses the above concerns and covers:

  • Estate and succession planning involving trusts, SMSFs and private companies
  • Estate planning in blended families
  • Family Provision Act update
  • Solicitor duties in succession planning
  • Whether solicitors may now have to advise a testator of potential family provision claim

Hear from experienced wills and estate practitioners including Mark Fatharly, Partner, Kott Gunning Lawyers to bring your knowledge base up to date with the latest developments in the area to ensure that you are able to provide the most effective solutions for your clients and minimise your risk exposure.

Mark has over 21 years’ experience acting as both counsel and instructing solicitor in a range of courts and tribunals. He is also an accredited mediator, chair of the Society of Trust Estate Practitioners (STEP) in WA and a director and Board Secretary of STEP Australia.

Mark is recognised in Doyles Guide as one of five leading legal practitioners in Western Australia in Wills and Estates Litigation. Read more in Doyles Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers – Perth, 2016  

For more information and to book for this Wills and Estate Masterclass featuring litigator Mark Fatharly go to the event page by clicking on this link.