Will Updates - case law - 21 November 2023
There have been several important cases this year about Wills. Below, we summarise two recent cases, as well as one real life example we were involved in earlier this year.
Re Chambers (dec’d)  QSC 230
If you have made a Will yourself, you might want to consider having it checked by a lawyer to make sure it has been signed properly.
This case was about a person who signed a Will form which they had prepared themselves. The person who made the Will (the testator) had signed the Will form immediately underneath the important parts of the Will which gave his estate away. However, the testator had only signed on page one but his witnesses did not sign on that page. Conversely, the witnesses had signed on page two but the testator did not.