Fantastic seminar. I loved it! Fascinating because Vanessa spoke from her own experience and it was uplifting and inspirational. Possibly the best seminar I've ever attended.
Great, dynamic presenter and knew her material inside out and made it relevant and interesting. I particularly liked the practical content and consideration of how this could affect your practice for the future.
Vanessa is a leading expert and has a knack of explaining things very clearly. Love her as a presenter. She's inspiring.
She left me feeling that if I encounter the sort of problem she was talking about, I should brief her and step back.
Vanessa's insights and tips were fantastic. It was great seeing a seminar presented from counsel involved in a case. It was helpful and insightful.
My team and I greatly enjoyed your session today. What I love the most about someone of your experience is that you clearly still love what you do. Vitally important, I think.
I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic webinar on s182 and Preston and for your tenacity for Mrs Preston. It was so heart-warming to know that there are still QCs of your stature who are prepared to do pro bono work of that nature. It really was a very useful webinar - clearly presented and an excellent reference paper. I have a mediation next week which has s182 as the central issue so I am feeling particuarly grateful for your work and clarification as it will no doubt be a hard-fought discussion.
Trusts and Relationship Property for Family Lawyers
May 2013 (with Isaac Hikaka)
This is probably the best booklet I have seen (Trusts and Relationship Property for Family Lawyers, NZLS CLE Ltd, May 2013). A real handbook that gives the analysis tools for a complex subject that is evolving case by case.
Excellent materials - detailed analysis of recent case law and how this affects practice in this area. One of the best courses I have been to in some time. Speakers were easy to listen to and follow.
Entertaining and engaging presentation from two excellent speakers.
Fascinating and very relevant.
A fantastic refresher, a useful motivator to look closer at trusts, and a good clear precis of the options to explore. I can't wait to have a case worthy of the skills promoted in this presentation
NZLS Trusts conference
June 2013 (with Professor Nicola Peart)
Very polished as one would expect from part of the TGT team
Excellent. Great content and wonderful presentation of in-depth issues.
Clear & commanding knowledge evident
Good practical stuff. I settled back, thinking, this is the stuff I come for
I found this an extremely helpful and succinct seminar. I have attended one of Vanessa's seminars previously and think she is excellent.
Wonderful presenter, great topic
I always find Vanessa's talks refreshingly down to earth, applying the law to real situations based on her experience
Challenging Wills: Key Issues for Practitioners Drafting Wills and Litigating Estate Disputes
May 2014, Legalwise
Practical and very helpful/useful
Excellent practical overview with interesting anecdotes to make it 'real'
Spoke in a clear way. Awesome!
Excellent - helpful, great delivery. Informative and great balance between the law and case history.