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Beyond the law: The path to succession
Beyond the law: The path to succession

 Karin Derkley 01 Mar 2021

The first woman in Victoria to take on the role of Registrar of Probates Kate Price sees it as providing an essential community service.

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Succession Law Section Annual Report
Succession Law Section Annual Report

 LIV Succession Law Section 04 Dec 2020

The 2020 Annual Report for the LIV Succession Law Section has been released....

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A look into the LIV Succession Law Section
A look into the LIV Succession Law Section

 Legal Policy 12 Oct 2020

On 9 October 2020, the LIV held its annual Succession Conference virtually for the first time. Despite the new format, the LIV has received feedback that it was of overall great value, that the speakers were engaging, and the topics were highly relevant.

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The LIV calls for amendments to the Status of Children Act
The LIV calls for amendments to the Status of Children Act

 Succession Law Committee 13 Jan 2020

The Law Institute of Victoria proposes that the Status of Children Act 1974 (Vic) be amended to provide for DNA paternity testing...
 

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Amending the Administration and Probate Act 1958
Amending the Administration and Probate Act 1958

 Succession Law Committee 05 Dec 2019

The LIV is seeking amendments to the Administration and Probate Act 1958...

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Annual Report released for Succession Law Section
Annual Report released for Succession Law Section

 Succession Law Section 02 Dec 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has released its annual report for the Succession Law Section...

 

 

 

 

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Court on camera
Court on camera

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2019

Pictures from the LIV 50-year member event, International Bar Association Annual Conference Victoria Law Foundation presentation and more...

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Succession planning: Handing over the practice
Succession planning: Handing over the practice

 Karin Derkley 01 Sep 2019

Every year hundreds of Victorian lawyers face the dilemma of what to do with their legal practices because of age or simply a desire to move on...

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Self-managed super funds: Grotesquely unreasonable
Self-managed super funds: Grotesquely unreasonable

 Daniel Butler and Kimberley Noah 01 Aug 2019

A recent case highlights the high legal standards that SMSF trustees are accountable to and the need for careful attention to succession planning...

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Top tips for drafting wills for blended families
Top tips for drafting wills for blended families

 Melissa Lirosi 09 Jul 2019

Drafting wills for blended families comes with its own unique challenges. We asked Allan Swan, Director of Estate Planning Equation and author of CCH service Australian Estate Planning, his top tips for drafting wills for blended families.

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LIV Concerns about
LIV Concerns about "non-lapsing binding death benefit nominations"

 Succession Law Section 21 Feb 2019

The LIV has written to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) about the validity of "non-lapsing binding death benefit nominations" being offered by some major regulated superannuation funds...

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LIV concerns about Westpac's Estate Indemnity Requirements
LIV concerns about Westpac's Estate Indemnity Requirements

 Succession Law Section 21 Feb 2019

The LIV's Succession Law Committee has written to Westpac to express concerns about Westpac's requirement that an executor signatory must indemnify Westpac against any actions or claims...

 

 

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LIV Supports National Power of Attorney Scheme
LIV Supports National Power of Attorney Scheme

 Elder Law Section 20 Feb 2019

The LIV has written to the Law Council of Australia to express its support for nationally consistent Power of Attorney laws, and the introduction of a national register, to minimise the risk of Powers of Attorney being used as instruments of financial elder abuse.

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LIV submission on the Guardianship and Administration Bill 2018
LIV submission on the Guardianship and Administration Bill 2018

 Succession Law Section 05 Feb 2019

The LIV has expressed concerns regarding the state opposition's Guardianship and Administration Bill 2018…

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Succession strategies
Succession strategies

 Daniel Butler and Shaun Backhaus 01 Feb 2019

SMSFs should have effective succession plans and, if familiar with the documents and strategies, lawyers are ideally placed to assist...

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