Carolyn Sparke, Barrister, Svenson Barristers, Owen Dixon Chambers
About the Presenter:
Ms Carolyn Sparke KC graduated from Melbourne University in 1987 with LLB, B Sc. Carolyn specialises in equity and trusts and in wills and probate law. She has a wider practice in general commercial work, including superannuation disputes, property law, corporations matters, guardianship / administration / power of attorney disputes and family law matters which involve commercial or trust property issues. She has appeared in a number of cases involving testators family maintenance claims (both for executors and for children and various other claimants) and testamentary capacity and other estate and trust-related matters. She also has extensive experience as a mediator. Carolyn holds a diploma in international commercial arbitration from CIArb. She is a co-author of Butterworths loose-leaf service Wills Probate and Administration Service Victoria. She has been a member of the editorial committee, Wills and Probate Bulletin and the Trust Quarterly Review. She is a member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and sits on their policy subcommittee. She is an advocacy instructor with the Victorian Bar, the Australian Advocacy Institute and the Australian Bar Association.