Ineffective codicil

This morning Martin J dismissed an application for probate of an informal codicil under s18 of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld). The deceased left a duly executed will, prepared by a solicitor.  There was a later handwritten document, which was signed by her and dated, but not witnessed.  It was stored with the will at a solicitor's office. … Continue reading Ineffective codicil

Disclaimer of gift

In a judgment delivered today Mullins J: considered whether a scholarship had been disclaimed by a beneficiary in circumstances where the beneficiary objected to some of the conditions of  the gift - she held it had been considered whether the disclaimer could be retracted - whilst some circumstances in which a disclaimer could be retracted were discussed, … Continue reading Disclaimer of gift

Trusts Intensive – July

STEP Queensland are proud to annouce the program for their 2nd annual half day Trusts Intensive. Highlights of the day will include: Opening - Professor Tony Lee Discussion regarding the recent request for the Queensland Law Reform Commission to review the Trusts Act 1973 Tedious and Titillating Trusts Robert Whiteford, Barrister Tedious: when there is … Continue reading Trusts Intensive – July