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Succession law is the law governing the devolution of property on the death of its owner. This new book provides peerless analysis of this branch of law with extensive cross-referencing to related issues such as tax, conveyancing, family law, enduring powers of attorney, limitation of actions, estate accounts, private international law and trusts.
It provides the reader with in-depth coverage of key Irish judgments, statutes, court rule provisions and Court and Probate Officer practice directions. The coverage is supplemented with Court Rule prescribed forms and many non-prescribed drafted forms, titles to grants of representation and checklists, which all readers will find invaluable aids to understanding and applying succession law in practice.

This highly practical book includes a chapter on will drafting and estate planning and provides 10 precedent templates covering most testator requirements:

Precedent 1: All to spouse, and should spouse not survive testator by 30 days, all to two children, as substituted residuary legatees and devisees – where child predeceases, gift over to any children of predeceased child alive at date of death of deceased
Precedent 2: Residue to children equally, who are minors at date of execution of will
Precedent 3: Article 22 EU Succession Regulation choice of law clause, professional executor charging clause and various devises and bequests
Precedent 4: Joint devise and various attestation clauses depending on disability of Testator
Precedent 5: Demonstrative and charitable legacies and life and remainder interests
Precedent 6: Will leaving legal right share to spouse with life estate of residue to spouse and special power of appointment amongst children of testator
Precedent 7: Wills - one dealing with estate of the testator in the State only and the other dealing with his estate outside the State
Precedent 8: Precedent Codicils
Precedent 9: Trust
Precedent 10: Discretionary Trust

The book's appendices, too, contain a wealth of practical information such as:
* Draft precedent titles for grants of representation.
*Template proceedings, wills, forms and letters.
*Practitioner, testator and legal personal representative checklists.
*Unique genealogical kinship tracing diagram and table.
*Probate system process maps.
* Superior Court, Land Registry and Registry of Deed Rules and forms.
* Non-prescribed Forms.
* Sample High Court contentious probate summonses.
* Law Society guidelines for solicitors drafting wills and dealing with vulnerable clients.
* Practitioner guidance on costs.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Irish Wills and Probate online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Succession Legislation and Court Rules
Chapter 2: Wills
Chapter 3: Intestacy
Chapter 4: Legal Personal Representatives - Exectors and Administrators (Part II of Act)
Chapter 5: Grants of Representation
Chapter 6: Probate Office and District Probate Registry Proceedings
Chapter 7: Court Proceedings in Probate Matters
Chapter 8: Spouse and Children Rights against Disinheritance and Related Matters (Part IX of Act)
Chapter 9: Rules Relating to Bequests and Devises
Chapter 10: Administration of Assets (Part X of the Act)
Chapter 11: Tax
Chapter 12: Trusts
Chapter 13: Registering Title on Death
Chapter 14: Wills and Estate Planning
Chapter 15: Conflict of Laws (Part VIII of the Act)
Chapter 16: Limitation of Actions
Chapter 17: Enduring Powers of Attorney
Chapter 18: Administration Accounts

Product details

Published 28 Mar 2022
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 1024
ISBN 9781526522269
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Christopher Lehane

Christopher Lehane is a practising barrister. He…