Existing Trusts as Beneficiaries of Wills

Existing Trusts as Beneficiaries of Wills

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Existing Trusts as Beneficiaries of Wills by Christine Smyth TEP and Katerina Peiros, ATI, Hartwell Legal.  That “a person may give his or her property by will to trustees of a pre-existing discretionary trust” is a well-established principle, having been canvassed by judiciary and legislature in various Australian jurisdictions over the years, with the issue arising before […]

FUNERAL & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES: Foster v Takai [2016] QDC 329, delivered ex tempore on 01.12.2016

QLS Proctor – FUNERAL & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES: Foster v Takai [2016] QDC 329, delivered ex tempore on 01.12.2016

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Less so these days, but I still encounter clients with a strange view as to who is responsible for estate administration expenses.  Some have the view that the solicitor’s fees and all other estate administration expenses are paid by the estate.  When faced with that, I very gently explain, it is the person who incurs […]

Modern Advocate Lecture Series / Succession And Elder Law Residential

Modern Advocate Lecture Series / Succession And Elder Law Residential

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Modern Advocate Lecture Series On Tuesday 25 October Queensland Law Society launched the QLS Ethics Centre’s Modern Advocate Lecture Series, an initiative of QLS deputy president Christine Smyth, below, which aims to foster collegiality in the junior ranks of the profession and to imbue young practitioners with the knowledge and skills to sharpen their advocacy. Succession And Elder […]