Interpretation of Testamentary Documents

Interpretation of Testamentary Documents is a practical and essential reference for practitioners in this dynamic field of estates law

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409348880

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Interpretation of Testamentary Documents is a practical and accessible guide for legal practitioners on matters where the testator’s intention is not made clear. With uncertainty possibly infecting the property the subject of succession, the persons who may take that property, or the shares to be taken by those persons, this text provides an invaluable resource for practitioners requiring guidance on these matters.

Features

  • Essential reference for all practitioners engaged in estates law
  • Clear and practical guide
  • Multi-jurisdictional
  • Highly esteemed author

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  • Birtles & Neal, Hutley’s Australian Wills Precedents, 9th ed, 2016
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Table of contents

Part I Principles


1. Nature of Testamentary Interpretation


2. Approaching the Process of Interpretation


3. Rules of Interpretation (‘Construction’)


Part II Property


4. Scope of Testamentary Property


5. Identifying Testamentary Property


6. Interpreting Terms Relating to Property


Part III Persons


7. Interpreting Gifts to Persons by Description


8. Class gifts


Part IV Portions


9. Legacies


10. Gifts of Income


11. Conditional Testamentary Gifts


12. Shared Testamentary Gifts


13. Absolute and Limited Interests


14. Vested and Contingent Testamentary Gifts


15. Testamentary Options


16. Personal Representatives’ Powers


17. Residuary Gifts


18. Failure of Gift