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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Drafting for Succession 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780414017719
Previous Edition ISBN: 0414015460
Published: June 2010
Publisher: W. Green
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Hardback & CD-ROM
Price: £109.00 + £4.36 VAT

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This highly practical guide to drafting wills and powers of attorney in Scotland has been thoroughly updated to take into account the following key developments:-

  • Civil Partnerships Act 2004
  • The impact of s.29 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006, which introduces new cohabitants rights
  • Tax considerations arising out of the Finance Act 2006
  • The introduction of the cumulative/transferable nil rate band under the Finance Act 2008
  • Changes to adult incapacity law introduced by the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007, including important new provisions relating to the revocation of powers of attorney
Careless drafting can lead to uncertainty and the invalidity of documents. Drafting for Succession 2nd Edition provides detailed analysis of the increasingly complex factors which practitioners need to taken into account when drafting succession documents.

The new edition addresses difficult points in relation to matters such as the interpretation of wills, and considers actual, day-to-day, problems in detail to provide the legal profession with an indispensible reference manual.

Scots Law
PART I - Advising Clients
Why Make a Will
The Draftsman's Responsibility to Third Parties
Information Gathering
Marriage, Civil Partnership, Cohabitation and Children
PART II - Drafting the Will
The Islamic Will
Capacity and Domicile
Essential Formalities of Execution
Revocation of a Will
Executors and Trustees
Funeral Instructions, Donation of Body, etc
Codicils, Deeds of Variation and Precatory Requests
PART III - Additional Options to Consider
Powers of Attorney, Guardianships and Living Wills
Care Homes and Asset Protection
PART IV - Appendix of Styles.