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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Law Society of Ireland: Wills, Probate and Estates 5th ed isbn 9780198747420

Law Society of Ireland: Wills, Probate and Estates 4th ed


ISBN13: 9780199680191
New Edition ISBN: 9780198747420
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199603442
Published: February 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback, A4
Price: Out of print



The fourth edition of Wills, Probate and Estates has been written to provide trainee solicitors with a clear and thorough understanding of current best practice in the area of wills, trusts, probate and the administration of estates.

The manual takes into account recent changes in legislation, particularly the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009, the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 and certain relevant changes to the Capital Acquisitions Tax Consolidation Act 2003.

The book outlines the basic elements of a will, familiarising trainees with the common law and statutory background enabling them to draft wills and simple trusts in accordance with statute and their clients' informed instructions.

The manual goes on to deal with obtaining the necessary grant of representation on the death of a client, either with or without a will, and administering such an estate. Wills, Probate and Estates provides succinct and practical advice, provided by solicitors for solicitors, tackling questions of practice and procedure that are of central importance not only for students on the Professional Practice Course, but also to practitioners who deal with any area of wills, trusts, probate or the administration of estates.

Subjects:
Legal Manuals, Irish Law
Contents:
1. Introduction to Will Drafting
2. Basic Elements of a Will and Mutual Wills
3. The Legal Personal Representative
4. Will Drafting: The Rights of Spouses/Civil Partners', Cohabitants' and Children
5. Instructions, Attendance and Execution
6. Introduction to Administration of Estates
7. Introduction to Probate Practice
8. Extracting a Grant of Administration with Will Annexed
9. Extracting a Grant of Administration Intestate
10. Extracting a Grant of Administration with Will Annexed
11. Non-Contentious Applications (Either to the Probate Offi cer or to the Court)
12. Initial Steps After the Grant has Issued
13. Personal Representatives' Duties - The Rights of Spouses/Civil Partners, Cohabitants and Children
14. Benefits and Beneficiaries
15. Obligations, Duties and Claims on the Estate
16. Distributing the Estate and Vesting of Property
17. Finalising Matters