This Bloomsbury Professional book is essential reading for all those who require a comprehensive guide to this important area of law. Written in a clear and readable style, this text provides an in-depth analysis of the core elements of the law as well as commentary on the background and possible difficulties of interpretation of the rules of succession. Where appropriate, the author explains how the law of succession relates to other relevant areas of law, including property law, family law and trusts. Since neither statute nor case law provides complete answers to many of the questions commonly arising, the book will assist both students and practitioners in the logical working through of solutions by emphasising the principled system of rules and presumptions of law governing succession. Examples and illustrations are provided throughout the text. This edition takes into account the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 with the addition of new cases and updates to statutory entitlements.
Part 1 General Issues in Succession
Part 2 Intestate Succession
Part 3 Testaments and Testators
Part 4 Interpretation of Wills