Law of Succession, 3rd edition
Principles of modern succession law for practitioners, students and academics
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Law of Succession states the principles of modern succession law with the requisite detail, clarity, rigour and analysis to meet practitioner demands, address student inquiry, and support academic research. It includes frequent references to comparative jurisdictions and regular citations of relevant rules of practice. This new edition brings currency to the case law, statutory and scholarship in the burgeoning succession law field.
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Table of contents
- Part I Wills and Intestacy
- CHAPTER 1 Nature of a Will
- CHAPTER 2 Mental Elements
- CHAPTER 3 Statutory Wills
- CHAPTER 4 Formal Elements
- CHAPTER 5 Revocation and Amendment of Wills
- CHAPTER 6 Republication and Revival of Wills
- CHAPTER 7 Gifts by Will
- CHAPTER 8 Construction of Wills
- CHAPTER 9 Intestacy
- Part II Personal Representatives
- CHAPTER 10 The Office of Personal Representative
- CHAPTER 11 Grants of Representation
- CHAPTER 12 Duties of Personal Representatives
- CHAPTER 13 Powers and Entitlements of Personal Representative
- CHAPTER 14 Allocation and Distribution of Estate
- Part III Family Provision
- CHAPTER 15 Concept of Family Provision
- CHAPTER 16 Eligibility to Apply for Family Provision
- CHAPTER 17 Applications for Provision
- CHAPTER 18 Particular Classes of Applicants
- CHAPTER 19 Relevant Considerations in Making Order
- CHAPTER 20 Family Provision Orders
- Part IV Miscellaneous Matters
- CHAPTER 21 A Statutory History of Wills in England and Australia (Contributed by Stefan Petrow, Formerly Professor School of Humanities, University of Tasmania)
- CHAPTER 22 Conflicts of Law in Succession
- CHAPTER 23 Costs in Matters Involving Deceased Estates
- CHAPTER 24 Succession Lawyers’ Responsibility and Liability