June 23, 2020

Amendments to the Wills, Estates and Succession Act enable electronic wills and electronic witnessing of wills

With a bill introduced into the legislative assembly on Monday, the BC government is proposing two changes to the Wills, Estates and Succession Act. First, the bill’s amendments will make permanent the changes on remote witnessing of wills that were enabled by a recent ministerial order. As a government news Read more…

September 12, 2017

Will-Making Formalities

This series examines and compares recommendations made in several BCLI reports and those made by the Law Commission of England and Wales. To read the other posts in the series click here. In order for a will to be valid, a will must meet certain formal requirements. These requirements, often referred to Read more…

August 22, 2017

Undue Influence and Will-Making

This series examines and compares recommendations made in several BCLI reports and those made by the Law Commission of England and Wales. To read the other posts in the series click here. Undue influence can be defined as a situation where a person is pressured to perform a legal act, and where Read more…

August 1, 2017

Making Wills Half a World Over: Part One of the Wills Series

This series examines and compares recommendations made in several BCLI reports and those made by the Law Commission of England and Wales. To read the other posts in the series click here. On July 13 2017, the Law Commission of England and Wales published its new Consultation Paper as part of Read more…