Contested probate applications – proof of wills in solemn form. 25 August 2021
Jackson McDonald - Level 17
225 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
- Matthew Curwood SC - Francis Burt Chamber
- 17:30 to 18:00 AWST: Networking drinks
- 18:00 to 19:00 AWST: Presentation
RSVP by 5:00pm Monday 23 August 2021
Instructions on how to access the webinar will be provided the day before the event.
The seminar will cover:
In the seminar Matt will cover the following topics:
- The differences between a probate action for proof of will in solemn form and common form non-contentious applications.
- The requirements for proving that a will is that of a “free and capable testator”.
- Presumptions of fact in probate law arising from due execution.
- Commencement of proceedings and joinder of proper parties.
- Defences to a claim for proof of will in solemn form.
- Probate actions to revoke a common form grant and prove a will in solemn form.
- Compromise of proceedings and necessary elements and considerations for proving a will in an undefended trial.
- General principles as to the award of costs
About the speaker:
Matt is a member of the Independent Bar having joined Francis Burt Chambers in 2012. He practises in the areas of wills and estates, general civil and commercial litigation and costs.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia. He has been a member of the Legal Costs Committee since 2009. Matt is also a contributing author to the LexisNexis publication Civil Procedure in Western Australia.