Wills & Estates Webinar – Estate Disputes: How Can You Prevent Your Family From Fighting About an Estate

  • When: Tuesday 9 February 2021
  • Time: 11: 00 am - 12: 00 pm AEDT
  • Where: Online via Zoom using your PC or mobile
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Who should attend: Anyone concerned about inter-generational transfer of wealth, accountants and financial advisers.


Elder abuse is on the rise, life expectancy is increasing and Covid-19 has placed added financial pressure on a vast sector of the population. Those factors can inevitably lead to the elderly being at risk of financial abuse and families fighting over the distribution of estates.

This webinar will discuss the types of claims that can be made on a person’s estate or Will as well as disputes that might occur during an elderly person’s lifetime when it comes to the management of their financial affairs. Our presenters will discuss these claims as well as strategies that will makers as well as their families can take to minimise and avoid such claims to try and maintain family harmony.

Joining us will be Walter MacCallum, Principal from Russell Kennedy’s Dispute Resolution Team and Ilana Kacev, Special Counsel from our Wills and Estates team.


Our panelists will cover:

  • Myths v facts about who can or cannot make claims against an estate;
  • Practical strategies and tips relating to having a correct estate planning structure in place; and
  • Insight into why people make such claims and how they can be minimised


Opportunity to submit your questions to be answered in the live Q&A

You have the opportunity to submit questions before the webinar. Please submit any questions to events@rk.com.au.

Webinar Details

We are utilising Zoom to run this webinar. Zoom is free to download and can be viewed from your PC/mobile device. 

The live webinar is free to attend and attendees will be sent a link to log into the live webinar room 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

DATE: Tuesday 9 February 2020

TIME: 11: 00 am – 12:00 pm AEDT

COST: This webinar is free to attend but bookings are essential as places are limited.

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Walter MacCallum


Walter has 21 years of extensive experience in commercial litigation in all court jurisdictions, acting for, and advising, individual clients, family enterprises, start-ups and commercial operations that range from small-to-medium enterprises to large corporations, including not-for-profits. Walter’s work is principally based on the understanding that there are often no winners in lengthy contested litigation and early resolutions are often preferable. To this end, Walter’s demonstrated expertise as a tough negotiator has won his clients results that are often only possible outside court processes. Walter’s grasp of the realities of commercial life – and the dedication of his team to finer details – minimises costs for his clients, in all manner of complex disputes, ranging from contractual disputes to insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, to litigation over wills and estates and franchise disputes and the all-important recovery of debts to preserve cash flow.

Outside of litigation, Walter’s an experienced employment lawyer well-placed to deliver effective solutions for employers and employees on drafting and negotiating employment agreements, policy and procedures, share/option plans and bonus plans. Through it all, Walter maintains an intrinsically personal relationship with all his clients and a thorough understanding of the issues they face, which sees him regularly in the news media as a commentator on issues involving commercial law and employment matters.

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Ilana Kacev
Special Counsel

Ilana is a Law Institute Wills & Estates Accredited Specialist. Ilana’s well rounded experience across all aspects of estate matters enables her to provide her clients with strategic and objective advice in relation to both estate planning and disputes.

Whether it be creating an estate plan, resolving an estate dispute or protecting those in vulnerable positions, Ilana is able to provide clear and straightforward advice by evaluating her client’s circumstances and identifying practical solutions to their problems. She regularly appears for her clients in the Supreme and County Courts, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and mediations.

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