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Carolyn Sparke QC sets out how the new Power of Attorney Act (2014) in Victoria, Australia will tighten up responsibility requirements and define capacity, and explains the new ‘supportive attorney’ role currently being introduced.
STEP will be tackling more mental capacity issues during our 2015 Special Interest Spotlight sessions on 10 December.
Carolyn Sparke QC, Owen Dixon Chambers
Specializes in Equity/ Wills and probate law. Practice in general commercial work, including superannuation disputes, property law, insolvency, corporations. Appearance work focused in County, Supreme Court. has appeared in a a number of cases involving testators family maintenance claims (for executors and for children and various other claimants) and testamentary capacity and other estate and trust-related matters. A selection of cases includes:
- Lollis v Loulatzis  (constructive trust claim)
- in re Vourdoulidis  VSC 34 (Family Provision claim by cousin)
- Harofam v Scherman  VSCA 104 (interpretation of clause in sales contract)
- Tribuzi v Tribuzi (constructive trust claim, freezing order)
- Brown v Guss  VSC 251 (testamentary capacity and undue influence)
- re Fanning  VSC 222 (conduct of executor)
Co-author of Butterworths loose-leaf service "Wills Probate and Administration Service Victoria". Member of Editorial Committee, "Wills and Probate Bulletin". Member of Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners. In May 2014 obtained the Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes.
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