What are some cases where a lawyer who drafted a will negligently was found liable to a beneficiary who did not receive an inheritance because of the lawyer’s negligence?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Gerling Global General Insurance Co. v. Siskind, Cromarty, Ivey & Dowler, 2004 CanLII 4856 (ON SC):

He relied on a number of cases, including White v. Jones, [1995] 2 A.C. 207 (the wills cases) in which a lawyer who drafted a will negligently was found liable to a beneficiary who did not receive an inheritance because of the lawyer’s negligence.

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