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When problems arise in the interpretation of wills, there is one work you can rely on for authoritative explanation and practical guidance: the new edition of Hawkins on the Construction of Wills.
It provides you with detailed analysis of the rules of construction, with expert coverage of relevant statutory provisions and case law and explains the procedures for rectification. Individual chapters look in turn at different types of gifts and different categories of beneficiaries, identifying where problems of interpretation or mistakes can occur, the remedies which are available and how they can be obtained.
This new edition takes into account the fundamental changes introduced by the enactment of sections 20 and 21 of the Administrations of Justice Act 1982.
The coverage therefore reflects the provision for rectification where there has been a clerical error or a failure to understand the testator's instructions, and the enactment of a new general rule for the interpretation of wills designed to ascertain the draftsman's intention rather than the ""correct"" meaning of the words.