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Estate Challenges

Estate Challenges
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Despite a will-maker’s best intentions, estate litigation is increasingly common. Practitioners need to be aware of appropriate options for each client’s circumstances, including when to challenge the validity of the will itself and when to challenge the provisions contained in a will, and they need to be aware of common mistakes made in estate litigation.

This webinar will take you through what to look out for and what options may be available for challenging a will.

Topics covered will include:

  • When to challenge a will on the basis that a will-maker lacked testamentary capacity or was subject to undue influence
  • When and how to make claims under the Family Protection Act 1955
  • When and how to make claims under the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949
  • Common pitfalls in estate litigation and how to avoid them.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will have:

  • Better understanding of estate litigation options.
  • More awareness of common mistakes, and how to recognise and avoid them.
  • Better ability to advise clients when preparing wills.

Who should attend

Family Law Practitioners who are new or returning to, or have little experience in, estate litigation, and all those who want to ensure they comprehensively advise their clients in this area.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge
For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


  • Kimberly Lawrence, Senior Solicitor, Greg Kelly Law, Wellington
  • David Tyree, Associate, Rainey Collins, Wellington

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Friday 15 March

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 18 March
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Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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