Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Wills and Estates (2012 Reissue)

Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Format::  Book, 2
ISBN:: 9780433471127


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Demographic trends in Canadian society means that faced with an aging clientele, lawyers are increasingly required to have a working appreciation of wills and estates issues. More and more, clients seek a contextual understanding of the testamentary implications of marriage, divorce, real estate transactions, and the acquisition or disposal of assets in wide-ranging legal contexts.

Newly revised and thoroughly updated, Halsbury's Wills and Estates (2012 Reissue) provides that understanding, systematically covering topics such as:

Table of Contents

I. Wills
1. Nature of a Will
2. Capacity to Make a Will
3. Formal Requirements
4. Revocation, Republication, Revival
5. Interpretation of Wills
6. Testamentary Gifts
7. Failure of Gift
8. Contesting a Will
9. Dependants' Relief Legislation
10. Rule Against Perpetuities

II. Estate Administration
1. Probate
2. Intestacy
3. Executors and Administrators


Jim Mackenzie, B.Sc., LL.B., Ph.D. (Law)

Jim MacKenzie, B.Sc., LL.B., Ph.D. (Law), has been a Professor of Law for over 40 years, most recently as an Associate Professor at Carleton University's Department of Law. He is the author of the well–respected resource for Canadian estate lawyers, Feeney's Canadian Law of Wills, 4th Edition.

Professor MacKenzie received his B.Sc. from Mt. Allison University in 1962, his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa in 1967, and his Ph.D. in Law from the University of London (London School of Economics) in 1970.

Professor MacKenzie is also a former Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and former Chair of Carleton University's Department of Law. He was Chief Federal Negotiator for the comprehensive land claim of the Inuit of Labrador, and served as the Chief Federal Representative for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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