ADT v LRT [2014] QSC 169

An important decision concerning an application for a statutory codicil was delivered this week by Flanagan J, in ADT v LRT [2014] QSC 169.

The decision is significant because there has to date been very little judicial consideration of s.24(e) of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) – the requirement that ‘it is or may be appropriate for an order [authorising the making of a will/codicil] to be made’, or of the corresponding requirement under the statutory wills legislation in other states.  The facts also involved an interaction between succession law and family law which has not been previously considered in any published statutory will decisions.

The decision is accessible here.