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September 10, 2019

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Wills Variation: An Unjustified Infringement on Testamentary Autonomy?

Sarah Fitzpatrick

In Lawen Estate v. Nova Scotia (Attorney General), 2019 NSSC 162 (“Lawen”), the Nova Scotia Supreme Court found that the Nova Scotia dependants’ relief legislation violated s. 7 of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”). Dependants’ relief, or...


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