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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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The Construction of Wills

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ISBN13: 9781858002316
ISBN: 1858002311
Published: November 2001
Publisher: Round Hall Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The Construction of Wills analyses the procedural rules and substantive law in relation to the construction of wills. It deals with post probate jurisdiction and how the courts interpret wills once they become the subject of litigation. This book is focused towards the practitioner and will be of practical use in probate litigation matters.

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Irish Law
The intention of the testator. The Ordinary Meaning rule. The Technical Meaning rule. Falso Demonstatio Non Nocet. A foreign element. The construction of absolute and conditional gifts. The construction of class rights. The construction of powers of appointment. 'Die without issue'. Failed and lapsed gifts. The application of equitable doctrines and concepts. The rules relating to the formation of non-testamentary gifts. The legal and related rights of a spouse. The moral duty of a testator.