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Oosterhoff on Wills 8th ed.

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ISBN13: 9780779872510
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780779836277
Published: July 2016
Publisher: The Carswell Company Ltd.
Country of Publication: Canada
Format: Paperback
Price: Price on Application



This authoritative work remains the best first step any student or practitioner can take in their research of the theory or practice of succession.

More than simply a casebook, the 8th edition of this authoritative work remains the best first step any student or practitioner can take in their research of the theory or practice of succession law. Authored by a team of distinguished academics, Oosterhoff on Wills provides a complete primer on all aspects of the law, incorporating text and commentary with concisely edited case extracts to elucidate and explore every aspect and phase of wills law. It can readily be used for better understanding of the basic concepts of wills and estates and as authority for legal principles.

Thoroughly updated, re-written and re-organized to incorporate all the significant developments in the law since the last edition, the 8th Edition includes discussions on:

  • The Wills and Succession Act (Alberta)and the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (British Columbia), and their impact on the law as mandated by these Acts
  • The new British Columbia statutory rules on abatement and encumbered property, as well as the abolition of a number of evidentiary presumptions by Alberta and British Columbia
  • McCorkill v. McCorkill Estate (nature of testamentary dispositions)
  • Celentano Estate v. Ross (testamentary gifts)
  • Yen Estate (formal validity of wills)
  • A new section on electronic wills
  • The differing approaches to rights on intestacy
  • Recent developments in such topics as conflict of laws, testamentary guardians and custodians, dependants' support, and substitute decisions

    Also, the 8th edition welcomes Professors C. David Freedman, Mitchell McInnes, and Adam Parachin, to its author team.