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The WILL is Lost but All is Not! [WEBINAR]

The WILL is Lost but All is Not! [WEBINAR]

LexisNexis, 2018

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Webinar WEBEARLES1810 $170.00

Description

Day: Tuesday
Date: 18th December, 2018
Time: 2.30pm


(Note: To ensure a smooth registration process attendees are advised that registrations cannot be made within 90 minutes of the event.)


Presenter: John Earles, Registrar, High Court


About the Webinar


You have the records of a client who has died, including reference to a will that the firm made for him/her some years previously. However, when you open the deeds packet there is no sign of the will - there is a photocopy of one. Is this of the last will he/she made?


Other scenarios:

• The will was located on the death of the will-maker but it has since been lost or destroyed
• The will-maker changed firms in their life and all documents/deeds were sent by their previous firm to your firm
• The will-maker at some stage in their life uplifts their will. There will be a record on the file of this and the will-maker will have signed an acknowledgement for having received their will. Yeah right!


These are just a few scenarios, but the key point is that the will is not where it ought to be.


Having attended this webinar participants will be able to:

• identify to what steps they need to take to prepare an application for a grant of probate of a lost will;
• predict what evidence they need to assemble for such an application to succeed;
• Prepare a rebuttal of the presumption of revocation when this is necessary.


Who should attend?


This webinar is for persons who are directly involved in: dealing with clients; taking instructions for the preparation of wills; and the preparation of applications for probate (with supporting documentation). It will be particularly relevant to solicitors, estate administrators and legal executives.


About the Presenter


John Earles is a Registrar and Sheriff of the High Court of New Zealand in Wellington, where he is involved in dealing with probate and administration applications as well as providing advice and assistance to practitioners throughout New Zealand with unusual or difficult situations and applications.


He is a co-author of Wills and Succession and of Dobbie’s Probate and Administration Practice, 6th edition and the author of Dobbies’ Probate and Administration Practice Updated Forms 2017 all published by LexisNexis.


Related LexisNexis Products


Letters of Administration on Intestacy [WEBINAR]
Dobbie’s Probate and Administration Practice, 6th edition
Nevill’s Law of Trusts, Wills and Administration, 13th edition
Wills and Succession

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