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Law of Succession, 2nd edition (Cased)

Law of Succession, 2nd edition (Cased)

Dal Pont, G E; Mackie, K F, 2017

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An authoritative commentary of Australian succession law focusing on theory behind relevant legal rules, counter-views and comparative analysis.


Format: Hardback


Now in its second edition, Law of Succession is an authoritative commentary of Australian succession law. Written by experts in the field, the focus is on explaining the theory behind relevant legal rules as well as counter-views and comparative analysis. It takes a technical approach and is a valuable reference for practitioners dealing with practical succession issues.



  • Written by high profile authors
  • Authoritative Australian work
  • Detailed discussion of the practice and procedure of succession law

    Related Titles

    Dal Pont, Law of Limitation, 2016
    Dal Pont, Law of Charity, 2017
    Dal Pont, Powers of Attorney, 2nd edition, 2014
    Mackie, Principles of Australian Succession Law, 3rd edition, 2017


    G E Dal Pont is a Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania. He is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (LLD) and the University of Michigan (LLM), and is admitted to practice in New South Wales, as well as a Certified Practising Accountant. He has written widely in the areas of the legal profession and equity and trusts, in particular, including six books in the LexisNexis Black and Silver series. Professor Dal Pont is also General Editor of Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, author of the New South Wales Solicitors Manual, and a regular columnist on legal ethics issues. His teaching involves professional responsibility, trusts and tax.

    K F Mackie was a Senior Lecturer in law and Sub-Dean at the Law School, University of Tasmania. He is a consultant to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute on succession law issues and was a member of the Former National Committee on Uniform Succession Laws. Ken has also taught at the University of Tasmania and the City University of Hong Kong. His main research interests are property law and succession. He is now a University Associate in the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania.

    Table of Contents

    Part I Wills and Intestacy
    1. Nature of a Will
    2. Mental Elements
    3. Statutory Wills
    4. Formal Elements
    5. Revocation and Amendment of Wills
    6. Republication and Revival of Wills
    7. Gifts by Will
    8. Construction of Wills
    9. Intestacy

    Part II Personal Representatives
    10. The Office of Personal Representative
    11. Grants of Representation
    12. Duties of Personal Representatives
    13. Powers and Entitlements of Personal Representative
    14. Allocation and Distribution of Estate

    Part III Family Provision
    15. Concept of Family Provision
    16. Eligibility to Apply for Family Provision
    17. Applications for Provision
    18. Particular Classes of Applicants
    19. Relevant Considerations in Making Order
    20. Family Provision Orders

    Part IV Miscellaneous Matters
    21. A Statutory History of Wills in England and Australia
    22. Conflicts of Law in Succession
    23. Costs in Matters Involving Deceased Estates
    24. Lawyers’ Responsibility and Liability

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