Wills and Probate CPD – Overview
Wills and Probate Law concerns what happens to a person’s estate once they have died, as well as who has the responsibility of and right to administer the estate. How probate is dealt with will depend on whether the deceased has left a will or not. Practitioners need to be aware of the latest legal developments in the area of Wills and Probate Law.
CPD training courses are intended to bolster your existing knowledge, with specialist training in the area of probate law and wills.
CPD Training in Wills and Probate – Course Information
CLT Certificate in Will Drafting – Seminar – CPD hours 5
You should take this seminar if you have little or no real experience of will drafting and aims to equip them. You will become confident in drafting complex wills by the end of the course, as well as being able to ensure their execution.
Seminar content includes how to resolve problems associated with the capacity and intention to make a will, the appointment of guardians and executors. It also looks at specific issues such as business assets and the matrimonial home, with a close look at how to protect the rights of occupation of the surviving spouse.
It examines certain potential problems associated with the drafting of a will such as lapse, ademption and abatement. Ways of avoiding a partial intestacy with regards to drafting residuary gifts are also covered as well as a look at different types of trusts, their uses and taxation. Trustee powers are discussed in view of adhering to the Trustee Act 2000 especially the necessity (or not) of express powers.
Finally, this informative seminar explains general formalities and the duties apportioned to solicitors with respect to execution as well as how to develop tax efficient will-drafting skills.
Disputed Wills – Seminar – CPD hours 3
This Wills and Probate CPD seminar looks at the highly emotive area of dealing with challenges to a will. Lawyers are finding themselves having to deal with more and more disputed wills in current times. This seminar examines the common grounds on which to challenge the validity of wills and takes a close look at recent judicial opinion on the nature of challenge.
This seminar looks at:
• capacity for lifetime gifts
• Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills
• examining undue influence and how it can affect wills and lifetime gifts
It also discusses various recent cases concerning wills and their formal requirements and cases of revocation. How the Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 is considered by judicial thinking when handling relevant claims is looked at in close detail.
Current Issues in Determining Capacity – Webinar – CPD hours 1.5
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 governs how an individual is determined as being insufficient in capacity to be able to make legally binding decisions in relation to the creation of a will. The complex task of trying to prove in a Court of law whether an individual is of sound enough mind to represent their own interests and then having to best represent that person’s interests is a minefield.
This Wills and Probate CPD webinar investigates the issues in determining capacity and how to deal with a client whose capacity appears to be unreliably transient in nature. It discusses client’s ability to consent to medical treatment and looks at common law tests of capacity. It discusses issues relating to making and evoking a Lasting power of Attorney and looks at what can be reasonably considered as proof of a person lacking capacity and what to do in the case that they are.
CPD Training Choices
Practitioners undergoing compulsory CPD training should always consider the benefit of each CPD event attended to maximise the benefit to their professional development.
The ability to combine various general update conferences along with specialist seminars and webinars will ensure a smooth and relevant knowledge increase.
Finding the best selection of Wills and Probate CPD courses from top training providers can be very time consuming and this is why it is recommended that you speak to a course advisor. They will be able to match you with the best CPD course near you.