Our Estates & Trusts lawyer Polly Storey has been quoted in a new article from The Lawyer’s Daily, a national publication providing legal news, analysis, and current awareness for the law community in Canada.
Last week, Polly published a timely analysis of Simpson v. Zaste, 2022 BCCA 208, a case that marked the first appellate decision to consider the rectification of a will under s. 59 of BC’s Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA). Previously, Polly had commented on Simpson v. Simpson Estate, 2021 BCSC 1486, a decision that considered, for the first time, the test to be applied by the Court in deciding whether to extend the time for applying to rectify a will that fails to carry out the will-maker’s intentions.
In this piece, she discusses the criteria for the judgment on the rectification of a will, and how the evolution of this test will provide lawyers and other estate professionals with much-needed guidance when advising their clients.
Read the full article, A ‘lot of room’ to develop test on will rectification after B.C. Appeal Court decision, lawyer says, on The Lawyer’s Daily here.