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When Meaning and Intent of Wills is Unclear

A Will containing unclear or ambiguous terms raises a variety of issues which must be considered by the executor, and their advisers, in determining the true meaning of the Will, and if necessary whether the Will can be rectified. In this program, Angela Cornford- Scott, from C

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A Will containing unclear or ambiguous terms raises a variety of issues which must be considered by the executor, and their advisers, in determining the true meaning of the Will, and if necessary whether the Will can be rectified. In this program, Angela Cornford- Scott, from Cornford-Scott Lawyers in Brisbane, looks at the case law and statutory provisions dealing with the rules of construction which the courts will apply in determining the true meaning of the terms of a Will, the use of extrinsic evidence to resolve an ambiguity, and when and if the Court will rectify the Will.

26 minutes / 0.4 CPD units

Presented By

Angela Cornford-Scott
Director, Cornford-Scott Lawyers Brisbane, QLD

Angela Cornford-Scott is the director of Cornford-Scott Lawyers Pty Ltd and an accredited specialist in succession law.

She has worked in the area of succession law for over 20 years and has a particular interest in estate planning, trust matters and estate administration issues.

Angela is the current Chair of the QLS Succession Law Committee. Angela is a member of STEP and a previous Chair of the Queensland Branch. She has lectured for QUT, the College of Law and is a regular presenter of seminars. She also co-authors the Lexis Nexis practical guidance publications in Succession law and Elder law for Queensland.

Angela is regularly named in the Doyles Guide as a pre eminent lawyer in the areas of both Wills and Estates and Estate Litigation in Queensland and was the only Queensland lawyer named as pre eminent in both categories in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Doyles Guide Australia.

Angela was also named the Lawyer of the Year for 2020 and 2022 in Succession Planning by Best Lawyers.

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0.43 CPD Hours

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