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Wills Watch - Dec 2012

In the December 2012 edition:

  • A question of construction - Hutchinson & Anor v Bank of Scotland Plc [2012] QSC 28.
  • Responsibilities of professional executors - Chick v Grosfeld [2012] NSWSC 1166.
  • Early access to trust funds - Krstic v State Trustees Ltd [2012] VSC 344.
  • Certainty is everything - Estate of Chomiak [2012] SASC 27.
  • More complications from home made wills - Estate of HalasHalas v NSW Trustee and Guardian [2012] NSWSC 1107.
  • International Wills update

Wills Watch - Sep 2012

Welcome to the September edition of Piper Alderman's Wills Watch, looking at recent developments in succession law and estate planning issues.

In the September 2012 edition:

  • International wills - As the Australian States move to accede to the Convention providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will (Washington D.C 1973), the Wills Watch team looks at what this will mean in Australia.
  • All in the family - Lessons from the Estate of David Loy (Deceased) [2012] SASC 140
  • Witnessing requirements: When there's a will there's a way - Lessons from the will of Andrew Charles Pearce [2012] QSC 199
  • Court again asked to interpret "DIY will" - Lessons from Kean v Murphy [2012] NSWSC 948.
  • Reviewing your will while you can - Lessons from Hausfeld v Hausfeld & Anor [2012] NSWSC 989
  • Lost in translation - Lessons from Coppola & Anor v Nobile & Anor (No.2) [ 2012] SASC 129

Wills Watch - Jul 2012

Welcome to the first edition of Piper Alderman's Wills Watch, looking at recent developments in succession law and estate planning issues.

In the July 2012 edition:

  • Home made wills - a matter of trust - O'Brian & Anor v Smith & Anor [2012] QSC 166
  • Disputing a will - time is of the essence - Vogdanas v Kriaris [2012] VSC 248
  • "Your" best interests - attorneys and wills - NSW Trustee and Guardian v Bensley [2012] NSWSC 655
  • Undue influence - avoiding a family feud - Hall v Carney & Ors [2012] SASCFC76
  • Brothers at arms - a case for joint executors - Davis v Davis [2012] NSWSC 523
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