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Article: Rectification: Correcting Mistakes in Wills

TitleRectification: Correcting Mistakes in Wills
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2000, v. 30 n. 2, p. 223-244 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article examines the court's jurisdiction in section 23A of the Wills Ordinance to order that a will be rectified so as to carry out the testator's intentions with contrasting reference to the general equitable remedy of rectification. The types of mistake that can be rectified are analysed in the light of the section's providence and of the relevant case law on the analogous English provision. The important practical impact of the jurisdiction on actions against solicitors for negligence in relation to the drafting of wills is illustrated by showing how an initial application for rectification may be required to mitigate any tortious liability arising out of an alleged mistake in a will.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133075
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dc.contributor.authorSherrin, C-
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-21T08:25:07Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-21T08:25:07Z-
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2000, v. 30 n. 2, p. 223-244-
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133075-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the court's jurisdiction in section 23A of the Wills Ordinance to order that a will be rectified so as to carry out the testator's intentions with contrasting reference to the general equitable remedy of rectification. The types of mistake that can be rectified are analysed in the light of the section's providence and of the relevant case law on the analogous English provision. The important practical impact of the jurisdiction on actions against solicitors for negligence in relation to the drafting of wills is illustrated by showing how an initial application for rectification may be required to mitigate any tortious liability arising out of an alleged mistake in a will.en_US
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journal-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleRectification: Correcting Mistakes in Willsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0378-0600&volume=30&issue=2&spage=223&epage=244&date=2000&atitle=Rectification:++Correcting+Mistakes+in+Wills-
dc.identifier.emailSherrin, C: csherrin@hkucc.hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.volume30-
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