A new lease of life for Donatio Mortis Causa?

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberttaa058
Number of pages7
JournalTrusts & Trustees
Early online date23 Aug 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Aug 2020
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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.