Primarily a practical precedent book, but containing much more than just precedents, this book is aimed at all legal practitioners specialising in probate and succession law. Most chapters cover a constituent part of a will, and include a commentary which summarises the applicable law and gives pointers and advice on matters to be taken into consideration and pitfalls to be avoided.
Clear and concise, this title written by Brian Spierin, whose recent title Succession Act 1965 and Related Legislation: A Commentary won the DSBA practical book of year 2018, provides precedents drafted in a straightforward, modern style and annotated where necessary. Full appendices are included containing the relevant statutory provisions – which will be of use to the practitioner when drafting a will.
The text of this third edition has been completely revised and includes case law up to date as of September 2020 and relevant legislation referenced up to 2020. Significant additions to this new edition include:
- Impact of the Divorce Reform
- Prevention of Benefit from Homicide - Law Reform Commission Report 114-2015
- A new chapter on wills that deal with digital assets
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