Seminars and Conferences

Presentations by Richard at seminars and conferences:

Is a text message really a Will?  Paper presented for STEP Victoria, Melbourne, 11 December 2017

Statutory will applications: latest developments, paper presented at the Legalwise Wills and Estates Disputes Seminar, Brisbane, 22 November 2017

Recent Trends in the Construction of Wills, paper presented at the Succession Law Conference, London, 4 September 2017

Statutory wills – navigating the challenging path ahead for practitioners, paper presented at the TEN 8th Annual Wills & Estates Conference, Gold Coast, 17 August 2017

Court-authorised wills – latest developments and opportunities, paper presented at the STEP Australia Conference 2017, Melbourne, 3 August 2017

Construction of wills – tips, traps and the latest cases, paper presented at The College of Law’s Specialist Legal Conference, Manly, 14 May 2017

Statutory wills – latest opportunities, paper presented at the Australian Lawyers Alliance NSW Conference, Sydney, 17 March 2017

Recent developments in succession law, paper presented for the Downs & SW Queensland Law Association, Toowoomba, 16 March 2017

Family provision disputes, paper presented at the Legalwise Estate Disputes Seminar, Brisbane, 16 March 2017

Limited and special grants of probate and administration, paper presented at the TEN 4th Annual Wills and Estates Conference, Melbourne, 3 March 2017

Limited and special grants of probate and administration and Disputes involving the construction of wills, papers presented at the Tax Institute Estate Planning Day, Perth, 21 February 2017

Recent developments in succession law, paper presented at the Sunshine Coast Law Association ‘Succession law CPD event’, Maroochydore, 23 January 2017

Disputes involving the construction of wills, presented at the Third ACT Wills & Estates Conference, Canberra, 16 September 2016

Limited and special grants of probate and administration, presented at the TEN 7th Annual Wills & Estates Conference, Gold Coast, 19 August 2016

Advanced wills and estates seminar, presented for the Law Society of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 27 June 2016

Lessons from recent family provision cases, paper presented at the Law Society of Tasmania’s Annual Elder & Succession Law Conference, Hobart, 17 June 2016

Disputes involving informal wills, paper presented at the Legalwise Estate Disputes seminar, Brisbane, 11 March 2016

The ademption conundrum, paper presented at the TEN 3rd Annual Wills and Estates Conference, Melbourne, 10 March 2016

Essential guide to wills and estates, seminar presented for The College of Law, Brisbane, 10 February 2016

Recent developments in succession law, paper presented at the Sunshine Coast Law Association ‘Succession law CPD event’, Maroochydore, 18 January 2016

Disputes regarding the construction of wills, paper presented at the Legalwise Estate Disputes Seminar, Brisbane, 26 November 2015

Statutory will applications, paper presented at the Law Society of South Australia’s Succession Law Conference, Adelaide, 20 November 2015

Court-authorised wills, paper presented at the 2nd ACT Wills and Estates Conference, Canberra, 30 October 2015

Essential guide to wills and estates, seminar presented for The College of Law, Brisbane, 1 September 2015

Recent developments in wills and estates, paper presented at the Legalwise seminar, Cairns, 28 August 2015

The ademption conundrum, paper presented at the TEN 6th Annual Wills and Estates Conference, Gold Coast, 20 August 2015

Court-authorised wills for persons lacking testamentary capacity, paper presented at the Tax Institute of Australia’s 48th Western Australia State Convention, Margaret River, 14 August 2015

Using the rule in Saunders v Vautier, paper presented at the Law Society of Tasmania’s Annual Elder & Succession Law Conference, Hobart, 19 June 2015

Recent developments in succession law, paper presented at the Downs & SW Qld Law Association ‘Succession and Family Law Masterclass’, Toowoomba, 20 April 2015

The rule in Saunders v Vautier: terminating trusts early, paper presented at the Legalwise Wills and Estates Symposium, Brisbane, 19 March 2015

Statutory wills – as a sword and a shield, paper presented at the Television Education Network 2nd Annual Wills and Estates Conference, Melbourne, 5 March 2015

Recent developments in succession law, paper presented at the Sunshine Coast Law Association ‘Succession law CPD event’, Maroochydore, 27 January 2015

Statutory wills: the approach of the Courts in Australia, webinar presentation at the annual conference of the Mental Capacity Special Interest Group of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, London, 9 December 2014

Court-authorised wills: latest developments, paper presented at the Legalwise ‘Managing estate disputes’ seminar, Brisbane, 27 November 2014

Court-authorised wills for persons lacking testamentary capacity, paper presented for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Perth, 20 November 2014

Statutory wills – as a sword and a shield, paper presented for the Television Education Network 5th Annual Wills and Estates Conference, Gold Coast, 21 August 2014

Ademption of gifts by an attorney, paper presented for the Law Society of Tasmania Elder Law & Succession Conference, Hobart, 13 June 2014

Statutory wills for estate planning, paper presented for the College of Law seminar ‘A day of wills and estates’, Sydney, 27 March 2014

Effective will drafting, seminar presented for Continuing Professional Development Seminars, Perth, 26 March 2014

Effective will drafting, seminar presented for Continuing Professional Development Seminars, Brisbane, 20 March 2014

Recent developments in estate litigation, paper presented for the North Brisbane Lawyers’ Association, 18 March 2014.

Statutory will applications, seminar by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Brisbane, 10 March 2014, and chaired by the Hon. Justice Ann Lyons, to coincide with the launch of this new publication by Richard Williams and Sam McCullough

Costs in family provision cases, paper presented at the Legalwise ‘Estate Litigation’ seminar, Brisbane, 5 March 2014

Statutory wills for estate planning, paper presented at the Television Education Network 1st Annual February Wills & Estates Conference, Melbourne, 25 February 2014

Statutory will applications: A practical guide, seminar co-hosted by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, The College of Law and LexisNexis, Sydney, 20 February 2014, and chaired by the Hon. Justice Tom Gray, to coincide with the launch of this new publication by Richard Williams and Sam McCullough

Wills and estates: recent cases, paper presented at the Sunshine Coast Law Association ‘Wills and Estates’ seminar, Maroochydore, 28 January 2014

Using statutory wills in estate planning after Re Matsis, webinar presented for Television Education Network, 26 November 2013

Round-up of recent developments and cases, paper presented at the Legalwise ‘Estate Disputes’ seminar, Brisbane, 20 November 2013

Effective will drafting, seminar presented for Continuing Professional Development Seminars, Sydney, 30 October 2013

Brady Bunch or Addams Family: when succession planning intersects with family law, paper presented for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Brisbane, 1 October 2013

Statutory wills for estate planning, paper presented at the Television Education Network 4th Annual Wills & Estates Conference, Gold Coast, 22 August 2013

Dealing with more complex asset structures in property settlements, paper presented at the Legalwise ‘Family Law: Property Issues’ seminar, Brisbane, 21 August 2013

Effective will drafting, seminar presented for Continuing Professional Development Seminars, Sunshine Coast, 8 August 2013

Enduring powers of attorney: getting the drafting right and possible remedies if the attorney misbehaves, paper presented for the Sunshine Coast Law Association, Maroochydore, 8 August 2013

Family property settlements: estate planning implications, interview recorded with Television Education Network, April 2013

Statutory wills: a new opportunity for estate planning, paper presented for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Hobart, 8 April 2013

Drafting Affidavits for Family Proceedings, paper presented at the Legalwise ‘Family Law Conference 2013’, 15 March 2013

Undue influence in will-making: is it now easier to prove?, paper presented at the Television Education Network ‘Succession Law’ seminar, Brisbane, 7 March 2013

Recent developments impacting your practice, paper presented at the Legalwise ‘Estate Litigation’ seminar, Brisbane, 6 March 2013

Statutory wills: a new opportunity for estate planning, paper presented for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Adelaide, 12 February 2013

Family trusts: an overview for lawyers and accountants, paper presented for the Sunshine Coast Law Association, Maroochydore, 7 February 2013

Evidence in estate litigation, paper presented at the University of Queensland Master of Laws course workshop, 23 September 2012

Mental capacity issues in estate planning, paper presented at the Legalwise ‘Estate Planning: Trusts, Tax and Super’ seminar, Brisbane, 29 August 2012

Effective will drafting, seminar presented for Continuing Professional Development Seminars, Brisbane, 22 November 2012

Trusts, family law and asset protection, paper presented at the LexisNexis 10th Annual Wills & Estates Qld Conference, Brisbane, 12 July 2012