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Wills, Administration and Taxation Law and Practice

Wills, Administration and Taxation Law and Practice
13th Edition
Practice Area:  Academic Law, Wills & Probate
ISBN:  9780414077041
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Jul 2020
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Wills, Administration and Taxation Law and Practice applies a practical approach to the subject of will drafting, probate and taxation. The work deals comprehensively with the substantive law as well as practice and procedure, encompassing all the latest developments and case law, and using worked examples to present a clear, practical picture of the operation of the law. This approach will appeal to those new to the subject and those looking for guidance and clarification.
New for the 13th Edition
  • Recent cases on Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 
  • Implications of the GDPR and the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive for Private Client Practitioners 
  • Opposite-sex Civil Partnerships 
Wills, Administration and Taxation Law and Practice provides invaluable guidance for students studying the LPC or BPTC and those studying the law of succession on university courses, as well as those who are new to practice.

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  1. Introduction: what to do after death
  2. Is there a valid will?
  3. Intestacy
  4. Inheritance Tax
  5. Capital gains tax
  6. Income tax
  7. Taxation of trusts and settlements
  8. Grants
  9. Probate jurisdiction
  10. Obtaining the grant (non-contentious cases)
  11. Powers and duties of personal representatives
  12. Practical considerations during administration
  13. Duties of solicitors
  14. Protection of personal representatives
  15. The payment of debts
  16. Legacies and devises
  17. Construction of wills
  18. Completing the administration
  19. Post-mortem alterations
  20. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  21. Disposing of property otherwise than by will
  22. Planning and drafting a will

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