WEP6 Advanced Issues in Wills & Estates

WEP6 Advanced Issues in Wills & Estates


This subject focuses on a series of advanced issues in wills and estates practice and administration, which are less often encountered in practice.  It also provides students with the opportunity to provide client advice on these issues and draft the documentation required.




Topics in this subject include:

  • Testamentary contracts
  • Estoppel and will making
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Particular types of gifts
  • Particular types of beneficiaries
  • Insolvent estates
  • The forfeiture rule
  • Delegation of testamentary power
  • Wills and estates under foreign law



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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