Last week I did an ABC radio interview about video wills, discussing the recent mobile phone video will case I appeared in. Listen here.
Judgment was given and probate granted yesterday in the well-publicised case of the mobile phone video will. Reasons yet to be published (they were given ex temp, but his Honour has indicated he intends to publish them), I will post them when they are. See the Courier Mail article here. A lot of fellow succession … Continue reading Mobile phone video recording admitted to probate
A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by Clarissa Rayward for her Happy Lawyer, Happy Life podcast. You can listen to the podcast here.
Very excited to be the only Queenslander who made it to the Australia-wide "preeminent" Doyle's list for junior counsel in Wills and Estate litigation. See the list here.
Very proud to make Doyle’s List for the third year running, being named one of Queensland’s “Preeminent” Wills & Estate Litigation junior barristers in the 2017 rankings. The list can be viewed here.
August has been a busy month. Here are four articles published on cases I have been in. Elderly multimillionaire’s $70m estate at heart of complex will battle Court orders texta marks on mum’s will be ignored Critical lessons for SMSF succession planning Pilot’s partner wins court approval to organise his funeral
In this recent judgment Peter Lyons J discusses the differences between a common form and a solemn form grant of probate. Read Re Toulitch here.
A solicitor's will instruction sheet was not admitted to probate as an informal will, in circumstances where the instruction sheets were incomplete in terms of what the deceased wanted included in his will and the deceased’s instructions were derived from different sources. McMillan J was not satisfied that the document, standing alone, and without any alteration or reservation, … Continue reading Will Instruction Sheet fails as informal will
The applicant's husband was the pilot of a helicopter that crashed into waters off Cape Tribulation. The evidence suggested that he died in the accident but his body had not been found. Leave was granted to swear death. There was a discussion of whether such leave can be granted even though no probate application had yet been … Continue reading Leave to swear death for helicopter crash