Property, Contracts, Succession and Estate Planning - Interactive Recording

This is it! Your last chance to square away your CPD points before the March 31st deadline! Don't fret if you've left it to the last minute – we've got you covered. Join us for a jam-packed day to fulfill your CPD requirements. With dedicated sessions across 10 key areas of law, including ethics, professional skills and practice management to ensure you achieve real learning outcomes. Earn all your CPD units in just one day. Secure your spot now before it’s too late!

Thursday, 28 March 2024
7.30am to 8.15am Recent Developments in Property Law

Join for an illuminating session on Recent Developments in Property Law. Delve into the ever-evolving landscape of property law, the latest cases and legal frameworks affecting your practice. 
Presented by Geoff Farland, Barrister, University Chambers

8.15am to 9.00am Unfair Contract Terms: What you Need to Know
  • Overview of the unfair contract terms regime
  • What has changed in the recent reforms
  • Terms at risk of being unfair
  • Examples of ACCC enforcement
  • Reviewing contracts for unfair terms

Presented by Kevin Stewart, Lawyer, Gilbert + Tobin

9.45am to 10:30am Different Trust Structures for Asset Protection
  • Asset protection attributes
  • Trading trusts vs asset holding trusts
  • Testamentary trusts and generation skipping
  • Bankruptcy Act
  • Control through power of appointment
  • Sham and trusts

Presented by Ken Schurgott CTA, Solicitor–Director, Schurgott & Co Lawyers


Christopher Freeman, Barrister, Culwulla Chambers

9.00am to 9.45am Succession Roundup: Latest Developments over the Past 12 Months
  • Testamentary capacity
  • Informal wills and lost wills
  • Construction and rectification of wills
  • Removal of executors
  • Family provision applications

Presented by Justine Taylor, Principal Director, Uther Webster & Evans; Recommended Estates Litigation Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2023


Mr. Geoff Farland, Barrister, University Chambers
Geoff Farland practises in the areas of property, planning and development law. He has extensive experience in development and due diligence for shopping centres, commercial and industrial property, hospitals and health projects, land/water interface projects, roads, valuation, compensation and leasing, as well as general property advice. He acts for major landlords and tenants and leads a team which provides a wide range of retail leasing services for a major institutional client, with a NSW portfolio exceeding 20 regional and sub-regional centres. His practice has particular emphasis on the pro-active resolution of planning issues which arise in the development process. Geoff has trained as a mediator, using the LEADR model. Geoff joined Landerer & Company as a partner in the property department of the firm in 1996 having previously been a principal and co-founder of Webeck Farland Pender, which incorporated the practice of Simons and Baffsky. He began his legal career in 1981 as a solicitor in a small commercial firm, moving to Simons and Baffsky in 1985, where he obtained extensive experience in commercial property and town planning law.

Mr. Ken Schurgott CTA, Solicitor–Director, Schurgott & Co Lawyers
Ken Schurgott is a Solicitor - Director of Schurgott & Co Lawyers specialising in taxation matters (including State Taxes, stamp duty, payroll tax and land tax) and with extensive experience in business structuring, business sales and acquisitions, asset protection, succession planning and trust and estate law. Ken is very experienced in tax dispute matters, negotiations for settlements, mediations and conciliations and litigation. He regularly appears before the AAT and NCAT and instructs counsel in matters before the Courts. Ken has been heavily involved in consultations with the ATO and Treasury on matters involving trusts. Ken was a member of the Board of Taxation Working Group on 2011 Report on the Taxation of Collective Investment Vehicles which led to the introduction of the AMIT regime. He was National President of The Tax Institute in 2012.

Mr. Christopher Freeman, Barrister, Culwulla Chambers
Christopher Freeman has an equity and commercial dispute practice and has appeared in the Federal Court of Australia and the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for over 25 years. He has also appeared as an advocate in numerous international arbitrations at SIAC and HKIAC. He has given expert evidence on Australian contract law in Courts in Singapore, Thailand and Japan. He is an NMAS accredited mediator.

Kevin Stewart, Lawyer, Gilbert + Tobin

Mr. Justine Taylor, Principal Director, Uther Webster & Evans
Since 2016, Justine has been listed by Doyles as a Recommended and Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyer (NSW). Justine joined Uther Webster & Evans in 2004 and holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Psychology. Justine became a Partner of Uther Webster & Evans in 2015, and is now a Principal Director. Justine’s primary practice and passion is in the area of estate planning and estate litigation, including complex wills, probate, contested estate litigation, protective list applications, general equity, estoppel and trusts.


Property, Contracts, Succession and Estate Planning - Interactive Recording


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