Hutley’s Australian Wills Precedents, 10th edition

Hutley's Australian Wills Precedents has become the essential reference work on the art of will drafting in Australia.

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AUD$ 268.99
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Release Date: January 27, 2021
ISBN/ISSN: 9780409351835

Product description

Hutley's Australian Wills Precedents has become the essential reference work on the art of will drafting in Australia. This 10th edition continues to provide an authoritative system of precedents for practitioners supported by a full explanation of the law and the authors’ opinion as to the implications for will drafters of the relevant court decisions. It contains updated case law, legislation and commentary as well as a streamlining of precedents making for a user-friendly text.


• Downloadable precedents
• New cases and statutes
• Analysis of contentious issues as well as court decisions
• Covers all Australian jurisdictions

Related Titles

• Dal Pont and Mackie, Law of Succession, 2nd edition, 2017
Mason and Handler Succession Law and Practice NSW, looseleaf and online
• Sundar, Rowland and Bailey, Testamentary Trusts, Strategies and Precedents, 2016


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Table of contents

  1. General Considerations

  2. Drafting a Will using these Precedents; Taking Instructions and Structuring a Will

  3. Commencement and Testimonium; Wills for Assets in Foreign Countries

  4. Revocation Clauses

  5. Directions as to Disposal of the Body; Directions as to Undue Prolongation of Life; Enduring Power of Attorney

  6. Deaths; Presumption of Death; Order of Deaths Clauses; Intermediate Income

  7. Children; Guardianship

  8. Will made in Contemplation of Marriage; The Effect of Divorce

  9. Provision for Spouse or Partner

  10. Appointment of Executors

  11. Payment of Executors

  12. Executor’s Right to Buy Trust Property

  13. Solicitors to be Employed by Executors

  14. Family Provision; Financial Agreements

  15. Taxes and Duties

  16. Releases

  17. Life Insurance Policies and Superannuation

  18. Gift of Whole Estate to Executors on Trust

  19. Pecuniary Legacies

  20. Personal Property

  21. Shares and Other Interests in Respect of a Limited Company; Appointment of Directors

  22. Real Property

  23. Specific Gift of Property Subject to Mortgage or Charge; Locke King’s Act

  24. Annuities and Protective Trusts

  25. Trusts

  26. Life Interests

  27. Residuary Gifts, and Gifts of the Whole Estate

  28. Gifts to Charities and Incorporated or Unincorporated Bodies

  29. Powers of Executors and Trustees

  30. Codicils

  31. Attestation

  32. Backing Sheet

  33. Contracts as to Dispositions by Will; Mutual Wills