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Wills in the 21st century: Electronic signing

Background Over time the practice of writing a Will on parchment gradually shifted to the use of ordinary A4 paper….

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Executors’ ‘clash’ of conflicts: ‘Should I stay or should I go now?’

It is not uncommon for an executor of an estate to be conflicted in circumstances where they have, and choose…

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Remote witnessing of documents in New South Wales – an update

Due to the continued need to meet social distancing requirements, the NSW Attorney-General has replaced the Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing…

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What if everybody prefers the second last will? The Court in Probate does not have a Rubber Stamp: Cassarino v Cassarino [2020] NSWSC 454

In Cassarino v Cassarino [2020] NSWSC 454, the plaintiff and the three defendants were siblings, being children of the deceased….

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Wills & Estates – Signatures can now be witnessed remotely in New South Wales

In response to social distancing requirements, the NSW Attorney-General has introduced the Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation…

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When the Court’s approval of a settlement of a claim is challenged: Decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in Robinson v Robinson [2020] NSWCA4

Court Approvals of Releases in Family Provision Claims Settlement of a claim against an estate for a family provision order…

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