The 1st supplement covers the full range of developments in legislation, including:
An explanation and discussion of the very important recent statute concerned with wills and the administration of estates, the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014.
An explanation and discussion of two other statutes relevant to wills and administration, the Trusts (Capital and Income) Act 2013, and the Presumption of Death Act 2013.
Consideration of Marley v Rawlings, the recent case on the construction of wills and their rectification, which is the first case to reach the highest court in the land for many years. One of the editors of the supplement, Alexander Learmonth, was counsel in the case.
References to the new draft Probate Rules, which are expected to come into force in the near future.
A new chapter on dealing with digital information in the administration of estates.