It is estimated that approximately 44 million people around the
world suffer with some form of dementia. By 2050, that number is
estimated to increase to 135 million.2 The problem of dementia is
so prevalent that in December 2013, dementia was a topic for a G8
summit hosted by the United Kingdom. At that time, G8 leaders
committed to finding a cure or an effective treatment of the
disease by 2025. Until such time, as litigators, we can expect to
see an increase in will challenges based on claims of testamentary
This paper appeared in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation
2014, eds. The Honourable Mr. Justice Todd L. Archibald
and The Honourable Mr. Justice Randall Schott
Echlin. Reproduced by permission of Carswell, a division of
Thomson Reuters Canada Limited.
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In McNeill Estate (Re), 2016 ABQB 645, the court used extrinsic evidence–evidence outside the Will itself–to validate a Will even though only a photocopy was available and it was witnessed by only one person, not two.
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