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Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

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Wills, Administration and Taxation Law and Practice 12th ed

ISBN13: 9780414060258
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414034525
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £39.95

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Wills, Administration and Taxation Law and Practice applies a practical approach to the subject of will drafting, probate and taxation.

The work deals comprehensively with the substantive law, encompassing all the latest developments and case law, and also covers the practice and procedure. To assist the reader, a selection of useful precedents and examples of frequently used forms are provided. Each section uses worked examples to present a clear, practical picture of the operation of the law.

This approach will appeal to those looking for guidance, clarification or pro-forma documents to use. New for the Twelfth Edition Coverage of:-

  • the new inheritance tax residence nil-rate band
  • the implications of the Supreme Court decision in llott v Mitson
  • the effect of the loss of the dividend tax credit and the payment of interest gross on PRs and trustees
  • the will drafting implications of Jump v Lister
Wills, Administration and Taxation Law and Practice provides invaluable guidance for students studying the LPC or BPTC and those studying the law of succession on university courses, as well as those new to practice.

Wills and Probate
1. Introduction
2. Is there a valid will?
3. Intestacy
4. Inheritance tax
5. Capital gains tax
6. Income tax
7. Taxation of trusts and settlements
8. Grants
9. Probate jurisdiction
10. Obtaining the grant (non-contentious cases)
11. Powers and duties of personal representatives
12. Practical considerations during administration
13. Duties of solicitors
14. Protection of personal representatives
15. The payment of debts
16. Legacies and devises
17. Construction of wills
18. Completing the administration
19. Post-mortem alterations
20. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975
21. Disposing of property otherwise than by will
22. Planning and drafting a will.