Blackburne J discussed what would amount to a clerical error so as to allow rectification: ‘The essence of the matter is that a clerical error occurs when someone, who may be the testator himself, or his solicitor, or a clerk or a typist, writes something which he did not intend to insert or omits something which he intended to insert. . . The remedy is only available if it can be established not only that the will fails to carry out the testator’s instructions but also what those instructions were.’
Blackburne J VC
 EWHC 1080 (Ch),  WTLR 1105
England and Wales
Cited – Marley v Rawlings and Another SC 22-Jan-2014
A husband and wife had each executed the will which had been prepared for the other, owing to an oversight on the part of their solicitor; the question which arose was whether the will of the husband, who died after his wife, was valid. The parties . .
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Wills and Probate
Updated: 07 February 2022; Ref: scu.520890