Parker's Modern Wills Precedents, 7th edition
Includes a CD-Rom of precedents
Now you can draft wills quickly and confidently with this trusted and great value resource
Recommended by the Institute of Professional Willwriters, Parker’s Modern Wills Precedents is a well established and highly regarded publication, renowned for its clarity of drafting. The new 7th edition provides private client solicitors and professional will draftsmen with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the will drafting process and, as a result, the ability to draft better wills.
In recent years private client drafting and advisory work has seen rapid and far-reaching changes. With Parker’s Modern Wills Precedents by your side, you can rest assured that you’ll have the most up to date and reliable precedents available. This book includes:A comprehensive collection of precedents aimed at anyone who needs to draft wills
A variety of precedents for individual clauses as well as a set of complete wills catering for different scenarios
An emphasis on clarity, practicality and simplicity, so you can quickly draft legally sound wills for a variety of circumstances
Notes and guidance on drafting and additional materials, including letters, support materials and extracts from relevant legislation
Advice on inheritance tax mitigation, post-death rearrangements and oaths for executors
All the precedents on CD-Rom so you can quickly and easily copy, paste and edit them to your clients requirements
This resource will help you to improve your precedents, draft better, more up-to-date wills and provide your clients with a more comprehensive service.
Re-drafted precedents to reflect the recent changesThe Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 and its affect on will drafting both by providing a unique perpetuity period of 125 years and abolishing the rule against excessive accumulations
The introduction of transferable nil-rate bands between spouses and civil partners (Finance Act 2008)
Significant changes to the inheritance tax treatment of trusts brought about by Finance Act 2006
The author, Michael Waterworth, is a barrister with many years experience specialising in trusts, tax planning, wills, probate, the administration of estates and family provision.
Introduction; General considerations; Opening and revocation; Declarations concerning joint, mutual and reciprocal Wills; Declarations Part I; Appointment of executors and trustees; Appointment of testamentary guardians; Legacies; Specific gifts of chattels and other personal property; Specific gifts of real property and rights of occupation; Residuary gifts; Powers of executors and trustees; Declarations Part II; Attestation; Inheritance tax mitigation; Complete Wills; Single adults; Wills for married couples or civil partners with no children; Wills for married couples or civil partners with children; Unmarried couples with children; Second marriages or civil partnerships; Variations after death; Oaths for executors; Letters and other support materials; Appendix
ISBN: 978 1 84766 688 8
Publication Date: Apr-11
Format: Hardback and CD-ROM
Price: £98 + 10% VAT