The impact of COVID-19 on wills and estates - on-demand

Course ID ID20004_WEP1

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This on-demand material was recorded in June 2020 and is recommended for NSW practitioners.

The unpredictability of COVID-19 has influenced many to consider the ‘what if’ situations.

In a post COVID-19 environment, we still must consider the ongoing challenges. Maintaining social distancing, for example, can be problematic from an estate planning and will drafting perspective. Also, a valid will requires the person signing the will and the witness to be physically present at the same time. This is not feasible for many in this current time.

In this on-demand recording, Dr. Stephen Janes, Barrister and Adjunct Professor, School of Law, Western Sydney University will explore:

  • The Electronic Transitions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 and its impact on practice and procedure
    • What documents the regulation applies to
    • What it allows
    • Any potential risks

At the end of this on-demand course, you will earn 1 CPD point in substantive law. Please consult the CPD rules for your state to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  


Full Price $99.00

Alumni/Member Price $89.10


Start date:

06 July 2020

End date:

30 June 2021



About This Course

Presenter biography

Dr Stephen Janes Dr Stephen Janes Barrister and Adjunct Professor, School of Law, Western Sydney University

Dr Stephen Janes was admitted as a Barrister in 1991 and practised in commercial, equity and succession law, having previously practised as a solicitor. In 2005 Dr Janes was awarded a PhD by the University of Sydney for a thesis on an aspect of succession law. He is currently a Senior Lecturer of the School of Law at Western Sydney University. Dr Janes is also a member of the Law Society of NSW Specialist Accreditation Committee for Wills and Estates.



This on-demand was produced in NSW and features a NSW-based practitioner. This on-demand is available to all NSW based practitioners.