Wills, Probate and Estates

Paperback | September 17, 2016

EditorPadraic CourtneybyNuala Casey, Annette OConnell

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The fifth edition of Wills, Probate and Estates has been written to provide trainee solicitors with a clear and thorough understanding of current best practice in the area of wills, trusts, probate and the administration of estates. The manual takes into account all recent changes inlegislation.The book outlines the basic elements of a will, familiarizing trainees with the common law and statutory background, and enabling them to draft wills and simple trusts in accordance with statute and their clients' informed instructions. It then outlines how to obtain the necessary grant ofrepresentation on the death of a client, either with or without a will, and how to administer such an estate, taking into account the various obligations on the personal representative.Wills, Probate and Estates provides succinct and practical advice, provided by solicitors for solicitors, tackling questions of practice and procedure that are of central importance not only for students on the Professional Practice Course, but also to practitioners who deal with any area of wills,trusts, probate or the administration of estates.

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The fifth edition of Wills, Probate and Estates has been written to provide trainee solicitors with a clear and thorough understanding of current best practice in the area of wills, trusts, probate and the administration of estates. The manual takes into account all recent changes inlegislation.The book outlines the basic elements of a...

Padriac Courtney qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and works for the Law Society's Law School as a course manager, specialising in Probate and Taxation. He holds the Law Society Diploma in Property Tax. Nuala Casey was admitted as a solicitor in 1977 and is a consultant solicitor with Groarke and Partners. She has extensive experience i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pagesPublished:September 17, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019874742X

ISBN - 13:9780198747420

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to will drafting2. Basic elements of a will and mutual wills3. The legal personal representative4. Will drafting - the rights of spouses/civil partners, cohabitants and children5. Instructions, attendance and execution6. Introduction to administration of estates7. Introduction to probate practice8. Extracting a grant of administration with will annexed9. Extracting a grant of administration intestate10. Second and subsequent grants ('de bonis non' grants)11. Non-contentious applications (either to the Probate Officer or to the Court)12. Administration after the grant has issued13. Beneficiaries including: spouses/civil partners, cohabitants and children of the deceased14. Obligations, duties and claims on the estate15. Distributing the estate, vesting of property and finalising matters