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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Parker's Will Precedents 9th ed isbn 9781784518820

Parker's Will Precedents 8th ed

ISBN13: 9781780434940
New Edition ISBN: 9781784518820
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847666888
Published: November 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & CD-ROM
Price: Out of print

Recommended by the Institute of Professional Willwriters, Parker’s Will Precedents, 8th edition (previous editions titled: Parker’s Modern Wills Precedents) is a well established and highly regarded publication, renowned for its clarity of drafting.

The eighth edition provides private client solicitors and professional will drafters with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the will drafting process and the ability to draft better wills.

Includes a CD-ROM of precedents.

Parker’s Wills Precedents, 8th edition provides:

  • A comprehensive collection of precedents aimed at anyone who needs to draft wills;
  • A variety of precedents for individual clauses as well as a set of complete wills catering for different scenarios;
  • An emphasis on clarity, practicality and simplicity, so you can quickly draft legally sound wills for a variety of circumstances;
  • Notes and guidance on drafting and additional materials, including letters, support materials and extracts from relevant legislation.
Legislation and case law includes:

  • Hawes v Burges (2013);
  • Topciapski v Topciapski (2013);
  • Re Wilson (deceased); Turner v Phythian (2013);
  • Turner v Phythian (2013);
  • Kell v Jones (2013).

Wills and Probate
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 General Considerations
Chapter 3 Taking Instructions
Chapter 4 Opening and Revocation
Chapter 5 Joint, Mutual and Reciprocal ('Mirror') Wills
Chapter 6 Foreign Issues and Declarations as to Jurisdiction
Chapter 7 Funeral Wishes
Chapter 8 Appointment of Executors and Trustees
Chapter 9 Appointment of Guardians
Chapter 10 Legacies
Chapter 11 Specific Gifts of Real Property and Rights of Occupation
Chapter 12 Specific Gifts of Chattels and Other Personal Property
Chapter 13 Business Interests
Chapter 14 Charities and Charitable Giving
Chapter 15 Digital Assets
Chapter 16 Residuary Gifts
Chapter 17 Minors
Chapter 18 Disabled and Vulnerable Beneficiaries
Chapter 19 Powers of Trustees
Chapter 20 Declarations
Chapter 21 Attestation
Chapter 22 Inheritance Tax
Chapter 23 Inheritance Tax Mitigation in Wills
Chapter 24 Complete Wills
Chapter 25 Single Adults
Chapter 26 Wills for Married Couples or Civil Partners with no Children
Chapter 27 Wills for Married Couples or Civil Partners with Children
Chapter 28 Unmarried Couples with Children
Chapter 29 Second Marriages or Civil Partnerships
Chapter 30 Wills in the Court of Protection
Chapter 31 Variations after Death
Chapter 32 Letters and Other Support Materials

Appendix Part 1: Attestation, Construction and Interpretation
Appendix Part 2: Powers
Appendix Part 3: Intestacy Rules
Appendix Part 4: Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax