Intestate Succession 2023 - 17 May 2023 (On Demand)


A practical guide to the administration of an intestate estate

This seminar will cover the following topics:

  • The different types of intestacy
  • Searching for a will
  • Matters to consider in the appointment of an administrator
  • Applying for and obtaining letters of administration
  • Next of kin –making full and proper enquires for beneficiaries
  • Advertising for creditors
  • Dealing with potential claimants, creditors, and other challenges
  • Timeframes that govern the administration process
  • Who is entitled to take on intestacy? - distribution in accordance with s. 77 of the Administration Act 1969
  • Practical advice on navigating through the process of administration
  • A review of relevant case-law


17 May 2023


  • You will learn how to administer an intestate estate
  • You will learn about the different types of intestacy
  • You will understand the process behind the appointment of an administrator, and the various matters to take into consideration
  • You will understand the relevant High Court rules and key requirements in the application for letters of administration
  • You will understand what is required in the search for beneficiaries, advertising for creditors and more
  • You will know how to deal with claims and other issues that may arise during the administration process
  • You will understand how to distribute the estate in accordance with the Administration Act 1969


This webinar is suitable for all Trusts and Estates practitioners.


Ala Sonti, Senior Associate, McVeagh Fleming.

1.5 CPD Hours

  • On Demand Event
    • $215.00 excl. GST
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $215.00 excl. GST

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Sole practitioners

A discount on webinars is available for sole practitioners. Please contact us at NZ‑ to confirm eligibility.