What happens to your property when you die? Succession is the body of law governing transmission of property on death. Some of the topics you will be looking at include: the law relating to intestacy; the execution, revocation, alteration and republication of wills; the legal and equitable doctrines relating to testamentary gifts; the powers, duties and liabilities of executors and administrators; the general administration of estates including different types of grants; and family provision. We have a longstanding acceptance of the tradition of freedom of testation today – the right to decide what happens to your property upon your death. However, in more modern times that concept has been whittled away quite substantially. We will consider the effects of this and whether or not the changes are good for our society.
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Professor Benjamin Richardson|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Describe and explain key legal concepts and principles relating to Succession derived form cases and legislation.
- Apply those concepts and principles to hypothetical factual scenarios relating to Succession, in order to predict how a judge might decide the issues arising on those facts.
- Critically evaluate the contemporary operation of the principles of Succession Law in light of changing social norms and family structures.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
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Prerequisites50 credit points of Introductory Law core or (LAW121 and LAW122)
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:LAW683
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