Recommended by the Institute of Professional Willwriters, Parker's Will Precedents is a well-established and highly regarded publication, renowned for its clarity of drafting.

Comprehensive collection of precedents supplied as an electronic download

Parker's Will Precedents provides private client solicitors and professional will drafters with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the will drafting process and, as a result, the ability to draft better wills.

It contains a comprehensive collection of precedents for use by anyone who needs to draft wills. There are a variety of precedents for individual clauses as well as a set of complete wills catering for different scenarios. The emphasis of the approach is 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.

As well as providing a complete update, the 10th edition also includes:
- A new chapter on Consumer Protection and related legislation with precedents
- Inclusion of expanded guidance on capacity
- Index-linked legacies
- Precedent retainers and letters of wishes
- An expanded chapter on funeral wishes

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 General Considerations
Chapter 3 Taking Instructions
Chapter 4 Opening and Revocation
Chapter 5 Joint, Mutual and Reciprocal ('Mirror') Wills
Chapter 6 Foreign Wills and Property
Chapter 7 Funeral Wishes
Chapter 8 Appointment of Executors and Trustees
Chapter 9 Appointment of Guardians
Chapter 10 Legacies
Chapter 11 Specific Gifts of Real Property and Rights of Occupation
Chapter 12 Specific Gifts of Chattels and Other Personal Property
Chapter 13 Business Interests
Chapter 14 Charities and Charitable Giving
Chapter 15 Digital Assets
Chapter 16 Residuary Gifts
Chapter 17 Minors
Chapter 18 Disabled and Vulnerable Beneficiaries
Chapter 19 Powers of Trustees
Chapter 20 Life Interest Trusts of Residue
Chapter 21 Declarations
Chapter 22 Attestation
Chapter 23 Inheritance Tax
Chapter 24 Inheritance Tax Mitigation in Wills
Chapter 25 The Residence Nil Rate Band
Chapter 26 Complete Wills and Codicils
Chapter 27 Single Adults
Chapter 28 Wills for Married Couples or Civil Partners with no Children
Chapter 29 Wills for Married Couples or Civil Partners with Children
Chapter 30 Unmarried Couples with Children
Chapter 31 Second Marriages or Civil Partnerships
Chapter 32 Wills in the Court of Protection
Chapter 33 Variations after Death
Chapter 34 Letters and Other Support Materials
Appendix Part 1: Attestation, Construction and Interpretation
Appendix Part 2: Powers
Appendix Part 3: Intestacy Rules
Appendix Part 4: Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax

Product details

Published 11 Feb 2020
Format Mixed Media Product with Hardback + Online Resource
Edition 10th
Extent 472
ISBN 9781526509307
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Leon Pickering

Leon Pickering is a barrister at Ten Old Square. …