The sixth edition of Wills, Probate and Estates has been written to provide trainee solicitors with a clear and thorough understanding of current best practice in the area of wills, trusts, probate and the administration of estates. The manual takes into account all recent changes in legislation.
The book outlines the basic elements of a will, familiarizing trainees with the common law and statutory background, and enabling them to draft wills and simple trusts in accordance with statute and their clients' informed instructions. It then outlines how to obtain the necessary grant of representation on the death of a client, either with or without a will, and how to administer such an estate, taking into account the various obligations on the personal representative.
Wills, Probate and Estates provides succinct and practical advice, provided by solicitors for solicitors, tackling questions of practice and procedure that are of central importance not only for students on the Professional Practice Course, but also to practitioners who deal with any area of wills, trusts, probate or the administration of estates.
Padraic Courtney, Solicitor and lecturer/course manager, Law Society of Ireland, Nuala Casey, Solicitor, consultant, tutor and examiner, Law Society of Ireland, Annette O'Connell, Probate Officer in the Courts Service and lecturer, Law Society of Ireland, Anne Stephenson, Solicitor, tutor, lecturer and examiner, Law Society of Ireland