Do's and Don’ts - Legal Practitioners as estate executors

Do's and Don’ts - Legal Practitioners as estate executors

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Do's and Don’ts - Legal Practitioners as estate executors
Thursday, 16 May 2024 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | In-Person & by Webinar 
1 CPD unit (Ethics)

Presenter: John White SC, Mitchell Chambers
Chair: Anthony Keane, Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner

It is common for lawyers to be asked to act as executors. Executors have significant and lasting responsibilities, and there are a number of potential pitfalls, especially over charging and exposure to personal liability. The presentation will look at those problems from the context of a lawyer’s professional and ethical responsibilities and an executor’s duties, with reference to case law.

Topics will include:
- The Duties ‘to the Court’, to the client, and to the beneficiaries
- Identifying the client, and how to deal with conflicting interests and instructions
- Fees – authority, scope and informed consent
- Communication
- Discharge from administration
Registration Fees:
Platinum Members: Free
Members (admitted more than three years): $110
Members (admitted less than three years): $85
Non-Members: $160

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Thursday, 16 May 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ACDT

The Law Society of South Australia
Level 10, Terrace Towers
178 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000