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NOTARIES - Powers and duties of notary

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 8:35 AM  

Appeal by the Society of Notaries Public from the dismissal of its application for a declaration that notaries were authorized to draw wills that created life estates or trusts. The appellant argued that the words “distributed immediately on death” in s. 18(b)(i) of the Notaries Act should be interpreted as “vested immediately on death”. The chambers judge concluded that a will in which the beneficial interest vested immediately on the death of the will-maker, but distribution of possession or legal title or both was postponed, was...