Powers of Attorney in Practice

Course ID CN190301_FAM1

  • Face to Face
  • 3.5
  • Foundation

Learn the practicalities of powers of attorney in practice

With a high proportion of applications for powers of attorney it is essential for every lawyer to understand the process, complexities and associated risks.

Attend this workshop to learn from leaders in the profession on:

  • tips to manage risks and effectively communicate with your clients
  • powers of attorney in commercial law
  • key case law updates

Speakers include:

  • Jennifer McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover, Accredited Specialist in wills and estates law
  • Mandy Tibbey, Barrister, 8 Wentworth Chambers
  • Darryl Browne, Principal, Browne Linkenbagh Legal Services

50% discount for New Lawyers

New Lawyers in their first three years of practice are eligible for a 50% discount off the full price of this program. This discount cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other discounts, including the alumni/Law Society member discount. Please quote NEWLAWYER at the checkout.

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Full Price $360.00

Alumni/Member Price $324.00


Start date:

28 March 2019

End date:

28 March 2019


1.30pm - 5.00pm


The College of Law
Level 16, St James Centre
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

About This Course


1.30pm: Overview and introduction

Chair: Jeremy Glass, Partner, Glass Goodwin Lawyers, Accredited Specialist Wills and Estates


1.45 pm: Practical Tips for Managing Risks Around Powers of Attorney

Speaker: Jennifer McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover, Accredited Specialist in wills and estates law

  • Things to consider when drafting a power of attorney
  • Tips and traps when attorneys undertake transactions
  • Advising executors where there has been an active power of attorney


2.45pm: Powers of Attorney in a Commercial Context

Speaker: Mandy Tibbey, Barrister, 8 Wentworth Chambers

  • The law of agency as it applies to powers of attorney
  • Operation of powers of attorney in context of a company, business or land
  • Fiduciary duties owed by attorneys
  • Review of Powers of Attorney in Supreme Court and NCAT


3.45pm: Afternoon Tea and Networking Opportunity


4.00pm: Developments with Powers of Attorney

Speaker: Darryl Browne, Principal, Browne Linkenbagh Legal Services

  • Potential changes with a model form
  • National Online Register
  • NSWLRC Report – NSW Response
  • Recent Case Update


5.00pm: Close



Designed for

This seminar is ideal for solicitors in generate practice, lawyers and specialists in commercial law, elder law, wills and estates, property law, medico law and financial witnesses. This course complies with the mandatory requirements of Professional Skills and Substantive Law.



Presenter biography

Jeremy Glass, Legal Practitioner Director, Glass Goodwin Solicitors

Jeremy was admitted as a solicitor in 1977 and became an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law in 1995, and a Public Notary in 1997.

From 1999 Jeremy was a member of the Law Society’s Elder Law and Succession Committee (until 2011) and a member of the Wills & Estates Advisory Committee for the Law Society of New South Wales Specialist Accreditation Board (until 2010). From December 2009 (until 2017) he was a member of the Specialist Accreditation Board.


Jennifer McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover, Accredited Specialist in wills & estates law

Jen McMillan was admitted to practice in New South Wales in 1989 and in Western Australia in 1992. She is a Law Society of NSW accredited specialist in wills and estates and has extensive experience in this area in private practice and with a trustee company. Jen was previously the Practice Leader – Wills and Estates in the College of Law’s LLM (Applied Law) program. She is a member of the NSW Law Society Elder Law and Succession Committee, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is a Legal Practice Consultant with Lawcover.


Mandy Tibbey, Barrister, 8 Wentworth Chambers

Mandy was admitted as a lawyer in 1987 and called to the Bar in 2004. Her practice is primarily in the areas of equity including wills and probate, commercial and administrative law. Mandy is a part-time Senior Legal Member of NCAT in the Commercial and Consumer, Guardianship and Administrative and Equal Opportunity Divisions and former Chair of the Women Barristers’ Forum.


Darryl Browne, Principal, Browne Linkenbagh Legal Services

Darryl is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates. His forte is estate planning (involving wills, superannuation, powers of attorney, enduring guardian appointments, advance care directives, trusts and related aspects), estate administration and estate related litigation. He also advises clients concerning commercial law issues (including business acquisitions, leases, employment issues and planning matters) as well aswith conveyancing and related real estate transactions.

Darryl’s professional achievements include Director (Councillor) of the Law Society New South Wales, Chair of Elder Law, Capacity and Succession Committee, Member Specialist Accreditation Board, Member Legal Aid Commission Board, Director LawCover Insurance Limited, Fellow AICD, Member STEP, Member SMSF Association, Member Future Committee,FacilitatorElder Abuse Working Group and Chair Law Council of Australia’s Elder Law and Succession Committee.



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