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Between the time a will is made and the time it takes effect, circumstances may change which are not accounted for in the will. This project focuses on a number of rules of law or construction that have evolved over the years in an attempt to accommodate changes in circumstances that arise after a testator has created a will.
Below you will find additional, relevant and specific documentation, backgrounders, research, resources, media releases and summaries that have been, or will be incorporated into our final publications and study papers.
If you have questions about these or other specific documents, please reach out to BCLI using our contact page or at the bottom of each page of our website.