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Wills & Powers of Attorney

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17 September 2021 - Due to the uncertainties of the lockdown levels in Auckland, the In Short, Wills & Powers of Attorney on 5 October 2021, will continue as a live Web Stream only.

Existing registrants - your registration will automatically be transferred to the live web stream - please check your email for full options.

If you have not registered yet, we welcome you to register live web stream, registrations remain open below.

It is important that you are able to provide your clients with wills and powers of attorney that are tailored to their particular circumstances. This seminar will help ensure that you are able to do this and includes consideration of; the Wills Act 2007; will clauses; power of attorney essentials; the various duties of attorneys; and a summary of applications under the Wills Act and the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988.

This seminar will include:

  • Complex wills – how to plan and think through difficult situations
  • How to approach a conflict in the family around care of the donor or disposition of the donor’s property especially if they are elderly
  • Issues and problems with wills and powers of attorney, including taking instructions and drafting
  • Capacity issues as the case law currently stands.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will be:

  • Able to take instructions, and draft a range of wills and powers of attorney.
  • Up to date on the law in relation to capacity and the duties of attorneys.
  • More skilled in understanding where wills and powers of attorney fit into estate planning.
  • Obtaining a more holistic approach to wills and powers of attorney.

Who should attend

Lawyers in civil litigation, family, property, trusts & estates.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $145 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $195 - Non-members
  • Live web stream group pricing available! Click here

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the Multiple Registration button below or Click here
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Live Web Stream 5 October


Broad Richard Richard Broad
Senior Associate, Simpson Grierson, Auckland

Richard is a senior associate in Simpson Grierson’s commercial property group and specialises in private client work. He has had a great deal of experience in private legal practice together with in-house legal and management roles in trust companies. Richard advises on all areas of succession planning and asset protection, including, trusts, wills, estate administration, powers of attorney, retirement villages and residential care.

MCCARTHY QC Stephen 2021 Stephen McCarthy QC
Barrister, Auckland

Stephen practises in family and civil litigation. He has a particular interest in property and estate disputes. Stephen has practised as a barrister since early 2006 and prior to that was a litigation partner in a Manukau City firm for over 20 years. He was convener of the ADLS Mental Health and Disability Law Committee 1991-1995 and Family Law Committee 2001-2003. Stephen has presented NZLS CLE seminars and conference papers on mental health, family and property law topics.

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.

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