n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Guard against disappointed beneficiaries : the will-drafting duties of legal practitioners : aantekeninge

Volume 2003, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0257-7747
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2207



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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