Succession Law Masterclass - Part 1

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Succession Law Masterclass - Part 1

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Succession Law Masterclass - Part 1

John Hockley appears and advises in a wide range of commercial law matters. In particular, he appears and advises in complex succession law matters including probate, contested probate; wills, family provision and estates; and succession planning.

John also has an interest in taxation matters and has appeared in the Federal Court and advised in a wide range of Federal and State taxation matters. Further, he has advised and appeared in a range of disputes described as mining law, native title and natural resources.

With an interest in dispute resolution, John practises as a negotiator, mediator (Harvard trained), arbitrator and adjudicator. He has been involved in various domestic arbitrations; and he has made adjudication determinations on various resource projects in Western Australia and other disputes especially between contractors and subcontractors.

John has lectured in Succession Law at the University of Western Australia since 2007; and has authored and co-authored a number of publications and articles. He is Convenor of the Law Society of Western Australia’s Taxation Committee, a joint Committee with the Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section, Tax Committee; a member of the Law Society Elder and Succession Law Committee; and an elected member of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia.

FCIArb; FACICA;TEP (Trusts and Estates Practitioner with STEP; Member of AMPLA; Member of the Resolution Institute(formerly Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia);

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Succession Law Masterclass - Part 1

Elizabeth Heenan is a Consultant at Culshaw Miller lawyers. Elizabeth has had over 40 year experience practising in the areas of Trusts, Wills, Probate, Administration of Estates, Guardianship matters and advising families on Inheritance Act disputes.  Elizabeth is considered amongst Perth Lawyers an authority on complex Probate matters and is the Consulting Editor to Butterworth’s “Wills, Probate and Administration Services in Western Australia.”

She frequently presents at Law Society of Western Australia and Legalwise Seminars on succession planning. Elizabeth is a member of the Attorney General’s Working Group which is currently conducting a review of all succession law legislation in Western Australia and which has advised on the amendments to the Wills Act Amendment act 2006 proclaimed in 2008, the Inheritance (Families and Dependants Provision) Amendment Act proclaimed in 2012 as the Family Provision Act, and the Administration Act Amendment Act 2108 Bill, presently before the Parliament.

Elizabeth has been a member of the Law Council of Australia Elder Law and Succession Committee since 2004 (and is the past Chair) and is a member of and chair of the WA Law Society Elder Law and Succession Committee. She is a member of STEP and is a fellow of the Tax institute of Australia.

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In Part 1 of this Succession Law Masterclass Dr John Hockley and Elizabeth Heenan will look at the following:

Changes to the Administration Amendment Bill 2018
Reform of the intestacy provisions in Western Australia is long overdue. The Administration Amendment Bill was introduced into State Parliament on 27 June 2018 and covers what happens when a person dies without a will or intestate or omits some property from their will. Join us for a discussion on why this Bill is needed, the benefits it may bring, what is included and how it will work.

Further Intestacy and Administration Law Reform discussion areas
Is it now time to review other areas of succession law which need amendment in light of progress in DNA testing  and legislative changes in other States?