|Get the skills to administer a deceased estate
About this webinar and what the programme includes
The purpose of this course is to educate all interested parties in the skill of administrating deceased estates as well as what precisely is meant with deceased estates. The course aims to process the attendee’s thought-process in developing an administrative and procedurally correct journey, by achieving the ability to understand and to effectively be able to administer a deceased estate.
This course is designed to educate on a effective level and to assist the attendee to utilise the skills acquired in practice. The presenters are specialists in their respective fields.
• Know which parties are involved in the administration process, as well as the parties’ function
• Know the steps while waiting upon letters of executorship to be issued
• Know the steps after receiving letters of executorship, but before lodgment
• Draft letters to possible creditors of the deceased
• Draft letters to valuators of the movable and/or immovable property
• Assist with drafting a very basic liquidation and distribution account
• Understand what a Section 18(3) estate is
Benefits of the webinar
The administration of deceased estates is a complicated field of law and the benefit of acquiring more knowledge in this field is self-evident.
Advocate (Dr) James Clark has been a practising advocate in the High Court of South Africa for the past 15 years. He is well- known for civil and criminal litigation and the drafting of contracts. Due to years of litigation experience he is well- versed in the mitigation of risk when it comes to the pitfalls of contracts. The drafting of contracts is a passion for him and he has also through the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) Legal Education and Development (LEAD) division, Damelin and KMA lectured on the topic for years. He also has international exposure in the drafting of contracts for the South African government and with other international institutions. He is very knowledgeable in the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 and the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, specifically in the drafting of contracts but also in terms of litigation. He has also been the author of various legal training curriculums for a variety of institutions and is also an internationally published author. Advocate Clark also carries a Doctoral in Divinity (DD).
Janet Clark has a BCom Management Degree (UNISA) and has a varied work experience in various business sectors such as Legal, Estate Agency, Insurance, Plastic Manufacturing, Finance and Security.
She was also a technical training officer for Liberty Life Training and Development for many years.
Her experience working in the legal industry is vast both as a litigation secretary, where she worked extensively on Deceased Estates, and also as a Branch Manager for a law firm, where she worked predominantly on litigation.
She owned her own Financing Company and Estate Agency. She now assists her husband, who is a practicing Advocate, with his work regarding moderation, drafting, editing and designing of training guides and assignments for the Law Society of SA.