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War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation: Law and Practice


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Will Draftsman's Handbook 10th ed isbn 9781784461348

Will Draftsman's Handbook 9th ed

ISBN13: 9781853287749
New Edition ISBN: 9781784461348
Previous Edition ISBN: 1853288268
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback & CD-ROM
Price: Out of print

This authoritative reference book provides the will draftsman with the tools needed to prepare wills for the more commonly encountered situations. The text is split into three parts:-

  • Commentary - provides an analysis of the underlying law
  • Precedent clauses - which can be readily assembled to make up wills for most circumstances
  • Statutory material - extracts from the legislation which informs the law.
Written in plain English, the book takes a practical and up-to-date approach to will drafting which helps make wills comprehensible to clients. As well as commonly used draft wills, over 75 individual clauses are appended on an accompanying CD-ROM for easy word processing.

The 9th edition of this well-regarded book is substantially updated to take account of changes in legislation, case law and practice.

Wills and Probate
Part 1: Preliminary Notes:
1. Introduction
2. The law of intestacy: some comparisons
3. The law of family provision
4. The effect of taxation
5. Administration of Justice Act 1982
6. Family Law Reform Act 1987
7. The draftsman and his responsibilities

Part 2: Precedent Clauses:
A. Commencement
B. Executor and trustees
C. Testamentary guardians
D. Specific gifts
E. Pecuniary legacies
F. Dispositions of residue
G. Overriding discretionary trusts
H. Trustees powers: extended and additional powers
I. Conclusion
J. Codicils
K. Will precedents

Part 3: Statutory Provisions.