Textbook on Succession

Front Cover
Blackstone Press, 1997 - Inheritance and succession - 371 pages
0 Reviews
When someone dies, their property is distributed in accordance with their will or the rules of intestacy - the cornerstones of the law of succession. The interplay between the wishes of testators and the expectations of family and friends makes for a subject of human interest. This book provides students with an exposition of succession, dispelling the notion of this as a dry subject. Substantial discussion is devoted to central issues such as the limits of testamentary freedom and the rights for spouses and children on intestacy. Considerable attention is given to the rich case law with its panorama of the foibles and failings of many an eccentric testator. The text covers all the major areas of this subject, including the administrations of estates, and is suggested reading for all students studying wills, intestacy andsuccession on law degree or vocational courses. Andrew Borkowski is the author of "Textbook on Roman Law.'

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Intestacy
1
Nature Characteristics and Contents
36
relating to wills 2 1 3 Mutual wills 2 2 The content of wills 2 2 1 Reasons
58
Copyright

8 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Andrew Borkowski, LLB, barrister of Grays Inn, has taught succession for many years at the University of Bristol, where is Senior Lecturer, specialising in succession, Roman law, English legal history and family law. He is also the author of Blackstones Textbook on Roman Law.

Bibliographic information