A new lease of life for Donatio Mortis Causa?

Sue Farran, Russell Hewitson

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Coronavirus 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. As every law student learns, equity developed to address the inadequacies of the common law and achieve justice when to deny it would be unconscionable. 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 will not have had either. This article considers the equitable institution of Donatio Mortis Causa and its relevance in the current crisis.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberttaa058
Pages (from-to)613–619
Number of pages7
JournalTrusts & Trustees
Issue number7
Early online date23 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020


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