January 18, 2022

Undue Influence Recognition / Prevention Guide Update Project

Overview The aim of this project is to update and re-issue one of BCLI’s best-received and most frequently cited publications, Recommended Practices for Wills Practitioners Relating to Potential Undue Influence: A Guide (the “BCLI Guide”). The BCLI Guide lays out a set of recommended practices for legal practitioners to follow Read more…

Backgrounder – Undue Influence Recognition / Prevention Recommended Practices Guide Update Project

September 29, 2013

Rationalizing and Harmonization of BC Common-Law Tests of Capacity

It is basic law that mental disability or illness does not, in and of itself, leave a person incapable under the law to carry out transactions, enter into relationships, or manage his or her affairs. The law’s focus is on the degree of mental disability or illness. If a person’s Read more…

March 3, 2013

Financial Abuse of Seniors

Overview On March 26, 2013, CCEL Senior Fellow Laura Tamblyn Watts participated in a National Meeting on Financial Abuse organized by the International Federation on Ageing and held in Toronto.  The full day meeting included stakeholders from the financial sector, government officials, and individuals and organizations with expertise in the Read more…

October 1, 2011

Project on Potential Undue Influence: Recommended Practices for Wills Practitioners (2011)

This project developed a set of recommended practices for will drafters to follow to ensure that the wills they prepare represent the genuine independent wishes of their clients and are insulated against challenge on the basis of undue influence.  The impetus for this project was the enactment of section 52 Read more…