Morris guest lectures and sponsors family property prize at the University of Auckland Law School

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On 20 May 2021, Sally Morris and Georgia Angus gave a guest lecture at the University of Auckland Law School for the family property course.

Morris has delivered a guest lecture for the family property course every year since 2018. Morris also sponsors the Morris Legal Family Property Prize, which is awarded each year to the student who receives the highest grade in the family property paper. The purpose of the prize is to recognise and encourage excellence in the law of family property.

Sally and Georgia’s lecture this year was on the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949 (TPA). Under the TPA, a person can bring a claim against an estate if a will-maker promised to provide for the claimant in his or her will in exchange for work or services the claimant performed but then failed to make the promised provision.

Sally and Georgia covered the history of the TPA, the elements required for a successful claim and recent High Court and Court of Appeal decisions.

You can read more information about bringing or defending a claim under the TPA here.

For more information about claims against an estate, contact Morris.