Skills workshop: Introduction to family provision

Course ID CAA180505_WEP1M6

  • Face to Face
  • 3.5
  • Intermediate
  • 3.5 CPD POINTS

Facilitated by Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Katelin (Turner) Whitley, this half-day skills workshop, will cover the fundamentals of family provision and introduce you to the various situations when a family provision claim may arise.

The workshop includes interactive discussions and activities allowing participants to test and apply their newly acquired knowledge.

Please scroll down to see a full list of the workshop’s learning outcomes.


Full Price $400.00

Alumni/Member Price $360.00


Start date:

25 May 2018

End date:

25 May 2018


9.00am - 12.45pm


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

About This Course


At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • assess a family provision claim
  • identify classes of eligible applicants to bring a family provision claim, and
  • analyse the approach of the court to a family provision claim.



Designed for

Wills & Estates practitioners in NSW. This course covers the mandatory requirements of Professional Skills and Substantive Law.



Presenter biography

Katelin (Turner) Whitley, Consultant, RBHM Commercial Lawyers

Lecturer, The College of Law

Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates

Katelin (Turner) Whitley is a practicing lawyer advising clients in succession and trust law matters.  She is based in North Sydney, a suburb of Sydney.

She was admitted to practice in 2001 and was recognised by the NSW Law Society as an Accredited Wills and Estates Specialist in 2011.

Katelin has considerable experience advising and acting on contested estate litigation including lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence cases, family provision claims, construction of will litigation and application of the Forfeiture Act.  She has represented estates, applicants and beneficiaries.

Katelin works on both simple and high level estate planning and acts on estate administrations including for large and complex estates. She also has expertise in complex applications for probate and administration of estates.

Katelin is lecturing in the College of Law 2017 Wills & Estates Masters of Law Program in its Foundation of Wills & Estate Practice Course.  She has completed studies in forensic psychiatry in the Forensic Mental Health Masters Program of the School of Psychiatry of the University of New South Wales.

She has also been a member of the Law Society of New South Wales Elder Law and Succession Committee since 2012.