Principles of Australian Succession Law, 3rd edition

Principles of Australian Succession Law, 3rd edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the current law of succession in Australia. It provides coverage of legislation and statutory authorities in all Australian jurisdictions.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409345322
Release Date: May 01, 2017
AUD$ 120.00
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Product description

Now in its third edition, Principles of Australian Succession Law is a comprehensive and accessible introductory overview of the current law of succession in Australia. Written by expert in the field of succession, Ken Mackie, this book provides coverage of all Australian jurisdictions and is a valuable resource for law students, wills and estate lawyers, and any other practitioners working in the field of succession. This edition has been updated and revised in all areas to include both case law and legislative developments in succession law.


  • Esteemed and well-respected author
  • Comprehensive multi-jurisdictional coverage
  • Beneficial for student exam preparation

Related Titles

Croucher & Vines, Succession – Families, Property and Death, 4th edition, 2013
Dal Pont & Mackie, Law of Succession, 2nd edition, 2017
Webb, LexisNexis Study Guide: Succession, 2017


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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

  2. The General Nature of a Will

  3. Making a Will – The Mental Elements

  4. Statutory Wills – Wills for Persons who lack Testamentary Capacity

  5. Making a Will – The Formal Requirements

  6. Revocation and Alteration of Wills

  7. Republication and Revival

  8. Construction of Wills

  9. Gifts by Will

  10. Distribution on Intestacy

  11. Family Provision

  12. Personal Representatives

  13. Grants of Representation

  14. The Administrative Process Part I – Functions and Duties of Personal Representatives

  15. The Administrative Process Part II – Powers, Rights and Liabilities of Personal Representatives

  16. Survivorship