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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Succession: Families, Property and Death 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780409333435
Published: September 2013
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: Price on Application

The first edition of Succession: Families, Property and Death by Rosalind Croucher and Prue Vines set a new standard in the approach to the study of succession law in its strong theoretical and comparative focus in which legal principles are set firmly in their historical and social context. This fourth edition continues this approach.

Succession: Families, Property and Death places Australian succession law in its national and international setting and considers social objectives of succession law as a basis for understanding and applying the rules. This edition also considers the impact of the Uniform Succession Laws project on the law in Australia. Case statutory extracts are used to show the forms of argument used in judicial analysis and notes and questions provide a deeper understanding of the material.

Other Jurisdictions , Australia
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