Presenters & Topics:
Dominic Williams, Barrister, Selborne Chambers and accredited LEADR Mediator
Topic: Family provision and informal wills under the Succession Act 2006
As a solicitor Dominic was a partner in Matthews Williams Solicitors where he represented clients in many landmark cases including the Cobar and Grenfell bushfire claims, the Nyngan Flood claims where he acted for 1500 flood victims, and Seaview Air in the Royal Commission following the Seaview disaster. He was President of the Central West Law Society and a Councillor of the Law Society of NSW and co-chaired Conferences on Litigation and Insurance Law in Australia and overseas. As a barrister he has a broad practice including motor accident, aviation, property and contract law, equity, copyright, mining law, and numerous claims under the Succession Act.
Richard McCullagh – Legal Director, Patrick McHugh & Co and adjunct lecturer in Elder Law at the College of Law, Sydney
Topic: Elder Accommodation - A compendium of options
Since 1985 Richard has practised in the law relating to retirement villages, acting for operators, big and small, in-house and externally as well as for residents, his current focus, on moving into retirement villages and aged care facilities. He has published several works including ‘Retirement Village Law in NSW’ published by Thomson Reuters, 2013, which includes a chapter on residential aged care facilities.
Natalie Darcy, Senior Associate and Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law at Catherine Henry Lawyers
Topic: Of Sound Mind: Principle cases on testamentary capacity and their application in everyday practice
Natalie has been practising mostly in Wills and Estates since 2003 and attained accreditation as a specialist in 2009. She has worked both in the private legal sector and in the government sector with the NSW Trustee and Guardian and has extensive experience in all aspects of Wills and Estates law including estate litigation, will drafting, estate planning and estate administration. Natalie has also worked as an Adjunct Lecturer in the College of Law’s Masters of Applied Law (Wills and Estates) program.
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Newcastle Law Society Member: $90
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