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Costs – Avoiding Unwelcome Surprises (a Family Provision Claim / TFM seminar)

Speakers: Tim Williams, Barrister

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Event Date: 16 June 2016

This seminar was delivered at the Elder & Succession Law Conference 2016, Hobart, Tasmania

Costs – Avoiding Unwelcome Surprises
It should not be assumed that “the costs will come out of the estate”.  This session examines:
 
The range of costs orders that the Court may make
  • Successful applications
  • Unsuccessful applications
  • Altering the normal rules
  • Calderbank offers
  • Offers of compromise
  • Communicating clearly with clients as to the costs risk
  • Issues relating to the taxation of various costs orders
 

 

Timothy John Williams was admitted to practice of the 10th day of March 1981.  He spent his early career as a solicitor with the Public Trustee of Tasmania.  After a short interlude as a Crown Prosecutor he entered private practice in the early 90's.  He was a partner at Gunson Williams until its closure on 30 June 2015 and is now running his own practice as a sole practitioner.  A significant part of his practice relates to disputes concerning wills and estates.  He has appeared as Counsel in numerous trials.

 

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