Wills Formalities and the Fallout from COVID-19
Author: Richard Weiland
Current to: November 2020
This paper from CLEBC Online Course Materials, prepared by Richard Weiland of Clark Wilson LLP, begins by reviewing the history and development of our law in relation to wills formalities, in order to set the context to discuss two British Columbia legal developments that were catalyzed by COVID‐19: permitting the remote electronic witnessing of wills, and permitting wills in electronic form. A brief discussion regarding temporary measures for remote witnessing of enduring powers of attorney and representation agreements is also included.