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SHORT COURSE

Wills and estates – capacity (online)

Barrister Margaret Pringle explains issues relating to the capacity of a testator in wills and estates law.

About this course

In this online on-demand course, Margaret Pringle of Chalfont Chambers explores complications arising from capacity of testators, with particular reference to probate. 

She discusses issues including:

  • Challenges to wills
  • Avoiding the effect of undue influence or duress and ensuring mental capacity when taking instructions
  • Consequences of invalidating a will
  • Entitlement to grants of letters of administration
  • Guardianship and Financial Management Orders from NCAT
  • Defending a Guardianship application, evidence required to establish capacity and competence.

Course structure

This course consists of a 1-hour video recording of a talk by Barrister Margaret Pringle, together with reference resources including a detailed written paper.

 

Learning outcomes

This seminar will equip participants to:

  • Understand current issues relating to capacity in wills and estates law
  • Act appropriately in response to concerns about duress, capacity and competence.

 

Discounts

A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni or UTS Staff enrolling in this short course. If you are eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number in your UTS Open Profile (under ‘A bit about you’).

When signing up for the Session, use the relevant voucher code to apply the discount to your Cart:

  • UTS Student / Alumni: Lawalumni
  • UTS Staff: Lstaff

Please note that discounts cannot be combined. A limit of one discount applies per person per course session.

 

Who is this course for?

This course relevant for:

  • Wills and Estates specialists

  • Estate Planning professionals

  • General practitioners

  • Barristers

  • Financial Advisors

  • Accountants

  • NFP sector

  • Trustee Corporations Legal officers
$88.00

START DATE

Start anytime

MODE

Online

DURATION

Self paced

Meet the Expert

Margaret Pringle

Margaret Pringle
Barrister, Chalfont Chambers

Margaret specialises in equity litigation, appearing regularly in the General Equity, Probate, Family Provision and Protective Lists of the Supreme Court, and NCAT (Guardianship Division). 

Margaret is a regular speaker at CPD seminars.  In 2017 she took up a role as a lecturer in the College of Law Applied Masters course.  Prior to coming to the bar, Margaret qualified and worked as a registered nurse in a variety of roles before commencing the Legal Practitioners Admission Board Diploma in Law.

Margaret was then employed at the NSW Trustee & Guardian (formerly Public Trustee) where she specialised in equity litigation involving deceased estates, with a focus on matters involving testamentary capacity and claims for family provision, as well as probate and trust matters.  Margaret was most recently recognised in Doyles Guide 2018 NSW as a Leading Junior Counsel in Wills and Estates.

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Self paced
Expert: Margaret Pringle
  • Online
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  • 1 session, 1 hour total
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