Wills - Irish Precedents and Drafting

Second Edition

By Brian E Spierin

The second edition of Wills - Irish Precedents and Drafting has been updated to reflect new Irish case law, the new Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act, and the new Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act. Primarily a practical precedent book, but containing much more than just precedents, this book will prove invaluable to all legal practitioners specializing in Irish probate and succession law. Most chapters cover a constituent part of a will, and the book includes a commentary which summarizes the applicable law and gives advice on matters to be taken into consideration, as well as the pitfalls to be avoided. Clear and concise, the Irish precedents are drafted in a straightforward modern style and annotated where necessary. Full appendices are included, containing the relevant statutory provisions, which will be of use to the practitioner when drafting a will. Contents include: check-lists for wills * principles of drafting and construction * introductory clause * revocation of wills * appointment of executors, trustees, and guardians * legacies * devises * ademption, satisfaction, advancement, and the release of debts * fully secret and half-secret trusts * residuary bequests * alternative disposition or accruer over in the event that a bequest fails * executor and trustee powers * miscellaneous declarations and directions * attestation clauses/testimoniums * complete wills and codicils

396 pages

Publication Date: 2/28/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781847669933