n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Guard against disappointed beneficiaries : the will-drafting duties of legal practitioners : aantekeninge
|Article Title||Guard against disappointed beneficiaries : the will-drafting duties of legal practitioners : aantekeninge|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2003|
|Pages||540 - 545|
ISI Social Science
Legal practitioners, as draftsmen of wills, often fail to comprehend the intricacies of will-drafting and do not approach this duty with the necessary providence and exactness. The recognised duties of a legal practitioner in the drafting of wills are principally owed to the testator, but these duties also extend to the testator's beneficiaries. Improper performance of the will-drafting duties lends itself to potential prejudice; and those most likely to be prejudiced are the beneficiaries under the will.
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