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Undue influence definition

What does Undue influence mean?

The equitable doctrine by which a will will be set aside if procured by undue influence.

In probate, undue influence must be positively proved. There is no doctrine of presumed undue influence in relation to wills. Undue influence is coercion; pressure so as to overpower the volition without convincing the judgment; see Hall v Hall (1868) LR 1 P & D 481.


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