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Foundations for the LPC 2020-2021

Foundations for the LPC 2020-2021 (24th edn)

Clare Firth, Elizabeth Smart, Lucy Crompton, Helen Fox, Frances Seabridge, Susan Wigglesworth, and Jennifer Seymour
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date: 25 September 2022

p. 17213. Entitlement to the estatelocked

p. 17213. Entitlement to the estatelocked

  • Jennifer Seymour, Jennifer SeymourTeaching Associate in Legal Practice, University of Sheffield
  • Clare Firth, Clare FirthSenior Lecturer in Legal Practice, University of Sheffield
  • Lucy Crompton, Lucy CromptonFreelance Legal Academic
  • Helen Fox,
  • Frances Seabridge, Frances SeabridgeTeaching Fellow in Law at Aston University
  • Susan Wigglesworth
  •  and Elizabeth SmartElizabeth SmartHead of Law, Sheffield Hallam University

Abstract

This chapter discusses the law underlying the entitlement to a person’s property on his or her death. It considers the law of ‘testate succession’ where the deceased has left a will; the law of ‘intestate succession’ if there is no will, or if any will left by the deceased is not wholly effective to dispose of their estate; the law governing devolution of property not passing under the terms of the deceased’s will or the operation of the intestacy rules; and the law enabling members of the family or dependants of the deceased to make claims for provision against the estate.

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