WEP2 Law and Practice of Estates

WEP2 Law and Practice of Estates


This subject covers the principles involved in the administration of estates. It identifies and enables students to apply the legislative provisions applying to testate and intestate estates.  It covers the procedural steps for obtaining grants of administration, while taking client instructions and providing appropriate advice to the client.  Students draft applications for grants of probate and letters of administration, as well as administer assets and wind up the estate.




Topics in this subject include:

  • Grants of probate and letters of administration
  • Intestate succession
  • Administration without a grant
  • Obtaining instructions for grants
  • Applying for grants of probate and letters of administration and for resealing
  • Liability of the legal personal representative
  • Administration of assets
  • Costing and finalising estates matters
  • Managing a wills and estates practice


The College of Law is an Accredited Education Partner of STEP, the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. STEP has over 20,000 members across more than 80 countries from a broad range of professional backgrounds.

One subject in either the Wills & Estates major or Estate Planning major, gives you 30 Diploma Level credits towards STEP membership. If you wish to proceed to Full STEP Membership, with use of post-nominal TEP, you must have a minimum of two years’ relevant experience and successfully complete 120 Diploma Level credits, including the successful completion of any two subjects from the following list:

  • WEP1 Foundations of Wills & Estates Practice; 
  • WEP2 Law and Practice of Estates;
  • EPP1 Foundations of Estate Planning; 
  • EPP2 Superannuation. 


How to enrol

1. Download and read the Program Manual (PDF).
This document contains all the terms and conditions relating to your enrolment at The College of Law.

2. Decide on your program and initial subject/s

3. Enrol online



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