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A new lease of life for Donatio Mortis Causa?

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Sue Farran



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Oxford University Press, 2020.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrown the world into disarray. New developments and contingency measures are being adopted on a daily basis. New legislation has been adopted to regulate people’s lives. Ideally all those confronting the possibility of death from this virus would have had the time and resources to draw up a will. The reality is that many have had, and will have, neither. One possibility the equitable institution of donatio mortis causa, but it is not without its problems

Publication metadata

Author(s): Farran S, Hewitson R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Trusts and Trustees

Year: 2020

Volume: 26

Issue: 7

Pages: 613-619

Print publication date: 01/09/2020

Online publication date: 23/08/2020

Acceptance date: 15/06/2020

Date deposited: 24/05/2020

ISSN (print): 1363-1780

ISSN (electronic): 1752-2110

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/tandt/ttaa058


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