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Parry and Kerridge: The Law of Succession

Parry and Kerridge: The Law of Succession
13th Edition
Practice Area:  Academic Law, Wills & Probate
ISBN:  9780414033580
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Author:R Kerridge
Publication Date:  02 Aug 2016
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Parry and Kerridge: Law of Succession has been the leading textbook on the law of succession for over 70 years, providing the detail required for a full understanding of the subject.


  • Covers wills and intestacy as well as probate and the administration of estates
  • Acts as an essential text for students and is a highly useful point of reference for practitioners
  • The content is second to none in its detail and comprehensiveness, covering all the key topics such as wills and intestacy, probate and the administration of estates
  • Now more contemporary in style and approach, the book is viewed as now being more accessible to the undergraduate

New to this edition:
This new edition has been thoroughly updated for the 13th edition to incorporate all key case and legislative developments.

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Chapter 1: Introduction - The Transfer of Property on Death
Chapter 2: Intestacy
Chapter 3: The Nature of Wills
Chapter 4: Formalities
Chapter 5: The Making of Wills
Chapter 6 : Promises to Leave Property by Will
Chapter 7: Revocation, Alteration, Revival and Confirmation of Wills
Chapter 8: Provision for the Deceased's Family and Dependants
Chapter 9: The Contents of a Will
Chapter 10: The Construction of Wills
Chapter 11: Specific Rules of Construction: The Construction of Powers
Chapter 12: The Date from which a Will Speaks
Chapter 13: Satisfaction
Chapter 14: Failure of Gift by Will or of Interest on Intestacy
Chapter 15: Duty of Care
Chapter 16: Tax
Chapter 17: Executors and Administrators
Chapter 18: Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
Chapter 19: The Making and Revocation of Grants
Chapter 20: Collection, Realisation and Management of the Estate
Chapter 21: Payment of Expenses and Debts
Chapter 22: Incidence of General Legacies
Chapter 23: Income and Interest
Chapter 24: Distribution of the Estate
Chapter 25: Remedies


Roger Kerridge studied law at Cambridge, then taught for a year at the University of Virginia before qualifying as a solicitor. He worked for three years with the Council of Europe and was in private practice for a further three years before joining Bristol University in 1977. He has been a Professor since 2001, teaching Succession, Tax and Trusts.

He has been the sole author of this title since 1996, written numerous journal articles,  given papers at various conferences and has sat on external panels for The Lord Chancellor’s department and for LCAC on Legal Education and Conduct.

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