Succession: Families, Property and Death, 5th edition
Succession: Families, Property and Death, 5th edition is an essential resource on succession law for students and practitioners.
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Succession: Families, Property and Death, 5th edition continues to set the standard in the approach to the study of succession law. Taking a strong theoretical and comparative focus, legal principles are set firmly in their historical and social context. Australian succession law is placed in its national and international setting, and considers social objectives of succession law as a basis for understanding and applying the rules. Including up-to-date commentary on case law and legislation, this revised edition also considers the impact of the Uniform Succession Laws project on the law in Australia.
- Authors are recognised experts in the field
- Multidisciplinary focus
- Online ancillary support materials for lecturers
- Clear, concise commentary on succession law principles, including references to relevant cases and legislation
- Extra material to engage and support students in their understanding of the material
Dal Pont & Mackie, Law of Succession, 2nd ed, 2017
De Groot & Nickel, Family Provision in Australia, 5th ed, 2016
Mackie, Principles of Australian Succession Law, 3rd ed, 2017
Vines, Quick Reference Card: Succession Law, 2010
Table of contents
Part 1: The Context of Succession Law
1. What is Succession Law?
2. The Relationships of Succession: The ‘Family’
3. The Boundaries of the Law of Succession
4. Death, Bodies and Succession
Part 2: Intestacy
5. Where There is No Will – Intestacy
Part 3: Wills
6. The Testator’s Mind
7. The Formal Process
8. Dispensing with the Formalities
9. The Testator’s Changing Mind: Revocation and Alteration of Wills
10. Establishing the Text: Mistake and Rectification in the Probate Court
11. Establishing the Meaning
12. When Gifts Fail: Technical Rules
13. When Gifts Fail: Equitable Doctrines
14. Public Policy and Succession
Part 4: Family Provision
15. Family Provision
Part 5: Administration of the Estate
16. The Representatives
17. The Administration Process