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SUCCESSION ACT 1981 - SECT 12

When an interpreter may benefit from a disposition

12 When an interpreter may benefit from a disposition

(1) This section applies if—
(a) for the purposes of making a will the services of a person (an
"interpreter" ) are used to interpret or translate from or to a language understood by the testator; and
(b) a disposition of property is made by the will to the interpreter.
(2) The disposition is void to the extent it concerns the interpreter or a person claiming under the interpreter.
(3) However, subsection (2) does not apply if—
(a) all the persons who would benefit directly from the avoidance of the disposition consent in writing to the distribution of the disposition under the will and have the capacity to give the consent; or
(b) the court is satisfied that the testator knew and approved of the disposition and it was made freely and voluntarily by the testator.
(4) In this section—

"disposition of property" does not include a charge or direction for the payment of appropriate remuneration for being an interpreter for the testator in relation to the will.



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