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The Machinery of Succession 2nd ed

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Gareth MillerProfessor of Law, and Dean, School of Law, University of East Anglia

ISBN13: 9781855214422
ISBN: 1855214423
Published: March 1996
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

A guide to the law of succession. This study explores the characteristics of the different methods of transmitting property and the requirements of the law in each case. It also considers the interests which the law seeks to protect and the main factors likely to influence the choice of machinery.

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Intestate succession; protection of the family; taxation and succession; probate and administration; wills; animus testandi; the formal requirements for a will; revocation of wills; wills and taxation; modifying and extending the operation of a will; ""inter vivos"" dispositions; the relationship between gifts ""interv vivos"" and succession on death; ""donationes mortis causa""; joint holding of property; life assurance; contractural, business and employment interests; ""post mortem"" succession arrangements.