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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate 21st ed

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn

ISBN13: 9780414064638
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414024342
Published: April 2018
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £348.00



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Wildy's Book of the Month: May 2018

Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks provides in-depth guidance to the law of probate and the administration of estates after death. It is considered in the market to be one of the leading authorities on the subject offering an in-depth analysis of the law and how it applies in practice.

This title offers solutions to the most complex problems through authoritative analysis of the law and how it has been applied by the courts. It covers the grant of probate and of administration, non-contentious and contentious practice, devolution and liability, and the administration and distribution of assets, so that you are up to date on every aspect of the process of probate.

The authors, John Ross Martyn and Nicholas Caddick QC, also explain the implications of case law developments, including important decisions on testamentary capacity, knowledge and approval, undue influence, due execution, and costs.

Key features:

  • Being the 21st edition of Williams on Executors and the 9th edition of Mortimer on Probate
  • Provides definitive guidance on all legal issues relating to personal representatives and the distribution of an estate after death
  • Offers solutions to the most complex problems through authoritative analysis of the law and how it has been applied by the courts
  • Steers practitioners through case law with detailed analysis of judgments and their rationale
  • Follows the chronological process of probate and administration
  • Covers the grant of probate and of administration, non-contentious and contentious practice, devolution and liability, and the administration and distribution of assets
  • Takes into account family provision
  • Deals with foreign assets
  • Includes private international law as it affects personal representatives
  • Considers how development of the general law of restitution affects the refunding, following and tracing of assets
  • Explains the implications of case law developments, including important decisions on testamentary capacity, knowledge and approval, undue influence, due execution, and costs
  • Reproduces all relevant legislation, rules, orders and forms

Subjects:
Wills and Probate