What happens to your property when you die? Succession is the law of transmission of property on death. Some of the topics we’ll 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.
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|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.
50 credit points of Introductory Law core or (LAW121 and LAW122)
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Essay, memorandum of advice, 2000 words (30%), Final Exam, 2 hours (50%), Seminar participation (20%)
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