What’s New in Succession Law – Missing Deadlines

What's New in Succession Law – Missing Deadlines

Missing deadlines

The costly lesson learnt from Mortimer v Lusink & Ors

How one reacts when they realise they have been excluded from a will is a personal matter.

Many people, acutely aware of the sensitivity usually associated with a loved one passing, will patiently remain in the background for fear of ‘upsetting the applecart’ or causing additional distress. This can, as was demonstrated in the recent Supreme Court case of Mortimer v Lusink & Ors [2017] QSC 119 (Mortimer), mean that important deadlines are missed if you are seeking further or better provision of an estate.

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