The Succession Act 1965 became operative on the 1 January 1967, and was accompanied by McGuire's seminal work of commentary on the Act. Now fifty years on, this commentary is in its this fifth edition, and continues to be a cornerstone work, examining the Succession Act 1965 in detail along with other related legislation which impacts upon succession.
Each section of the 1965 Act (as amended) is set out in full, and followed by a detailed narrative commentary which explains the sections and examines how they have been interpreted by the courts. Up-to-date appendices contain the relevant Probate Office, Superior Courts and Circuit Courts forms. Written by one of the leading experts in the field, the aim of this book is to make it as accessible as possible in assisting solicitors, barristers and judges alike.
The Succession Act has long acted as a weathervane of social change in Ireland, taking into account changes such as the status of illegitimacy and the introduction of divorce. This new edition these into account most recent social and constitutional changes which have impacted the law of succession, including the introduction of marriage equality.
Includes the following important cases:
DPP v Heather Perrin
Nevin v Nevin
Cawley v Lillis.