Borkowski's Law of Succession gives full attention to this area's rich and evolving case-law, illustrating the relevance of the law to modern life; the central issues and academic debates surrounding inheritance are discussed fully. This revised edition of the text includes a new introductory chapter covering the demographic and policy context of succession law. It also covers new case-law including Gill v Woodall, Olins v Walters, and Barrett v Bem, new legislation including the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 and the Gender Recognition Act 2004. The text also looks at relevant Law Commission projects (including the eventual Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act). Finally, there is discussion of the latest succession law scholarship.
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- 1. Introduction
- 2. Intestacy
- 3. Wills: Nature, Characteristics, and Contents
- 4. Making a Will: Capacity and Intention
- 5. Making a Will: Formalities
- 6. Revocation
- 7. Construction of Wills
- 8. Entitlement
- 9. Family Provision
- 10. Alternative Succession
- 11. Administration