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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Probate Practitioner's Handbook 8th ed isbn 9781784460990

Probate Practitioner's Handbook 7th ed

Edited by: Lesley King

ISBN13: 9781784460143
New Edition ISBN: 9781784460990
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781853288142
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The Probate Practitioner's Handbook is a well-established and popular guide to good practice for solicitors' firms that undertake probate and estate administration work.

This new seventh edition has been comprehensively updated by leading experts to take account of developments such as:

  • the Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014
  • Consumer contracts regulations
  • case law on mental capacity and rectification of wills
  • the Law Society Wills and Inheritance Protocol
  • changes to tax law.
In addition, new chapters have been written to cover:

  • the interpretation and rectification of wills
  • Law Society Wills and Inheritance Protocol
  • taking instructions, client care, costs and complaints
  • post-death variations
Features such as checklists, precedents, case commentaries and examples enhance the book's usefulness to practitioners.

Wills and Probate
1. Law Society Wills and Inheritance Protocol
2. Taking instructions
3. Client Care
4. Costs
5. Complaints
6. Financial Services and Money Laundering
7. SRA Accounts Rules 2011
8. Law on wills and succession
9. Revocation and revival of wills
10. Interpretation and rectification of wills
11. Time for probate
12. Appointing guardians of children
13. Probate and benefits
14. Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
15. Contentious probate
16. Inheritance tax
17. Varying the disposition of the estate
18. Probate problems
19. Accounting and distributing
20. Probate practice checklists