Dr Arthur Shores on Brain and Psychiatric Injuries: The Neuropsychologist's Perspective
Tuesday May 8, 2018
Dr Arthur Shores trained as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at Melbourne University and has a PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at Macquarie University where he was previously the Director of the Postgraduate Neuropsychology Programs (1996-2011). He is a past National Chair of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Neuropsychologists and the Chair-Elect (2018) for the NSW Branch. He was made a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society in 2006 and in 2007 received the Award of Distinction from the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.
Raelene Webb QC on Native Title Lawyers: Who Cares?
Monday May 7, 2018
Raelene Webb QC holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and the High Court of Australia in 1992. In 2004, she was appointed Queens Counsel. Raelene was appointed President of the National Native Title Tribunal for a five year term in 2013 after a distinguished career as a barrister and has now returned to private practice at Murray Chambers in Western Australia.
Testamentary Capacity: Ongoing Considerations with Christopher Brohier
Monday May 7, 2018
Christopher Brohier was admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of SA and the High Court in 1981. He joined the Independent Bar in 1993. In his 20 years at the Independent Bar he has appeared in complex commercial and civil matters in the Supreme Court, Federal Court and District Court. He has appeared in complex testamentary matters such as removing an executor, forcing the distribution of an estate, challenges to wills on the grounds of want of testamentary capacity and claims under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972. He has been in numerous difficult and successful mediations in estate and other commercial and civil matters.
Lee-Ann Cartoon on Testamentary Trusts: The Importance of Planning
Thursday May 3, 2018
Lee-Ann is an experienced tax and estate planning lawyer. She has worked throughout Australia and the UK advising clients ranging from global financial institutions and multinational energy and resource companies to high net wealth individuals. Lee-Ann's experience has given her an appreciation of the importance of approaching any matter commercially, logically and with the client's end goal front of mind.
The Medical Perspective: Capacity and Elder Abuse with Dr Jane Lonie
Monday April 30, 2018
Dr. Jane Lonie is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist with over twenty years of experience in the assessment and management of cognitive dysfunction in adults and older adults. She is author of over twenty peer reviewed articles in the areas of dementia and capacity, (the most recent paper appearing in the Australian Bar Review) and maintains a special interest in provision of medico-legal opinion in matters relating to legal capacity.