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CPD event | Brisbane | Collaborative Practice for wills and estates – a new way to help families resolve conflict over inheritance

with Zinta Harris

Thursday 21 May 2020 | Brisbane

Join collaborative estates lawyer, Zinta Harris, will talk about the expansion of collaborative practice into wills and estates and the opportunities this new dispute resolution model presents for experienced mediators.

During the presentation, Zinta will explain the theory and understanding of collaborative practice as an early-intervention, staged facilitation conflict resolution model and will explore its applications in wills and estates dispute resolution in both pre-death and post-death contexts. She will outline the differing roles of each member of the interdisciplinary professional team within the collaborative process. Zinta will also explore the challenges that the multi-party and multi-capacity realms of wills and estates work can raise and the key roles an experienced mediator/communications coach can play in this newly emerging estate dispute resolution practice.

This workshop is for lawyers, counsellors and dispute resolution practitioners who interact with families wishing to prevent or resolve disputes over inheritance.

The event will help you:

  • Gain a CPD point
  • Learn about the collaborative practice dispute resolution model for wills and estates
  • Understand what opportunities might exist for you to put your dispute resolution skills into practice facilitating pre-death family meetings and post-death staged mediations for families facing wills and estates conflicts in the collaborative practice model.

About the presenter

Zinta Harris

Zinta Harris is the owner of Resolve Estate Law, a Brisbane-based Accredited Succession Law & Business Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer, and Mediator. Zinta is passionate about brokering peaceful resolutions to family disputes over inheritance so that “family wars” are avoided. With almost 25 years practising as a wills and estates lawyer, Zinta has seen firsthand the impact of estate battles on hundreds of families. This has motivated Zinta to search for more compassionate ways to help families navigate estate disputes and has more recently led to her developing a collaborative practice dispute resolution model for wills and estates matters. Zinta was named the 2019 Women Law Association of Queensland Trailblazer of the Year and Lawyers Weekly 2019 Sole Practitioner of the Year for her work in this area.

Zinta has authored “Rest in Peace – how to manage an estate dispute without inheriting heartache” awarded the Australian Book Awards’ ‘Best General Business Book’ 2019, now running Australia’s only training for Wills and Estates Collaborative Practice nationally.


Thanks to Holding Redlich for generously supporting this event.

Please note: Photos may be taken during the event for use of Resolution Institute. If you wish not to be photographed, please write to groups@resolution.institute