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What If a Beneficiary Witnesses a Will? Is their Gift Invalid?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
The Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) states at section 40 and 43 as follows: 40 (1) Signing witnesses to a will-maker’s signature must be 19 years of age or older; (2) A person signing may witness a will even though he or she may receive a gift under it.

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The Perils of Probationary Periods

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Employers frequently misunderstand their obligations when dismissing probationary employees.

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Beneficiary Actions on Behalf of the Estate

By Angela Price-Stephens
Section 151 of the Wills, Estate and Succession Act allows a beneficiary or intestate successor (someone who may inherit if there is no Will) to apply to the Court for leave to bring an action.

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Pre-incorporated Companies and Privity of Contract

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
Privty of contract is the notion that only parties to a contract may receive the benefits of or may be called upon to perform the obligations of a contract.

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