Forfeiture Rule: consultation paper (html version)

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has been asked to review the common law rule of forfeiture and the circumstances in which it should not be appropriate for a person who has killed another to benefit from that death, including by way of survivorship or as a beneficiary under a will or under intestacy rules.

The terms of reference require the Commission to consider a number of particular matters including the existing exception to the forfeiture rule where a person is found not guilty of a killing because of mental impairment.

This consultation paper provides background information on the issues, including the approaches and legislative development in other jurisdictions, and asks a number of questions. Submissions close on 28 April 2014.

The Commission is to report no later than 15 September 2014.

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You can also download a pdf version of this consultation paper.

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