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Leaving it all behind: some problems of gifts on death – Seminar by William Moffett and Mark Mullen

These seminar notes by William Moffett and Mark Mullen provide practical guidance (including an update on recent case law) on death bed gifts and on construing ambiguous provisions in wills.

Specific topics that will be covered include:

Death-bed gifts: the recent case of Vallee v Birchwood

  • A timely reminder of the law of donatio mortis causa
  • The application of death-bed gifts to land (registered and unregistered)
  • The treatment of this subject in the recent case of Vallee v Birchwood and the lessons for practitioners

Interpreting testamentary gifts: Roberts v National Anti-Vivisection Society

  • An overview of the principles of will construction
  • Practical points as to extrinsic evidence

Please click here to download the seminar notes.