Sam McCullough, a Director of Worrall Lawyers, is the co-author of the leading text about Statutory Wills in Australia – Statutory Will Applications: A Practical Guide – published by Lexis Nexis.

Statutory Will Applications: A Practical Guide examines the statutory regime that enables the Australian courts to make wills for people who lack testamentary capacity.

Statutory Will applications are becoming more common.  This trend is expected to continue given Australia’s ageing population, and because of the potential benefits that they can provide as a remedy to the consequences of loss of testamentary capacity. This comprehensive guide written by Richard Williams and Sam McCullough considers the approach taken to date by the courts of the various Australian jurisdictions, and explains the process and considerations involved in preparing an application. The steps required and considerations for an interested party to an application are also outlined.

As Statutory Wills have the potential to be utilised as a tool in estate-planning and tax-planning, this text is of practical assistance not only to lawyers, but also to accountants and financial planners advising private clients on how to seek advice from lawyers expert in this area.

• comprehensive analysis of Court decisions
• commentary on the legislation in each Australian jurisdiction
• practical commentary on applying for Statutory Wills
• commentary on special issues including using Statutory Wills as an estate planning tool, and resisting applications

A copy of Sam’s book can be purchased here.

For more information and updates about Statutory Wills, Sam and his co-author have a dedicated website, which can be accessed here.

Worrall Lawyers congratulates Sam for this significant achievement.

You can see Sam’s full profile and contact him here.