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Heavier responsibilities for will makers
Record ID:
26769
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
2001
Author:
Aitken, Ken ;
Source:
LIJ (2001) 75 No 5
Date_of_entry:
08/06/2001
Legislation:
Wills Act 1997 (Vic)
Notes:
The High Court's decision in Hill v Van Erp means that a legal practitioner retained to prepare a will and attend to its execution owes a duty of care to an intended beneficiary under the will. Failure to preform this duty will expose the legal practitioner to claims by disappointed intended beneficiaries, as well as by the estate of the deceased client.
Section:
Feature
Cases:
Hill v Van Erp (1997) CLR 159 ;
Month:
June


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