Probate and Succession Law

Practice Area

The law of probate remains a core area of practice for solicitors, meaning that up-to-date knowledge of the legislation and associated practice guidelines is essential.

Succession Act 1965 and Related Legislation: A Commentary by leading expert Brian Spierin is a highly-informative work. The fifth edition of this seminal text contains tremendous insight into the 1965 Act, together with analysis of subsequent succession cases.

Other titles in this area include Wills: Irish Precedents and Drafting by Brian Spierin, Drafting Wills in Northern Ireland by Kessler and Grattan and Succession Law in Ireland by James C. Brady.

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Probate and Succession Law Books

Succession Law in Ireland

A comprehensive guide to the law on succession, this popular book is appreciated and relied upon by probate and succession law specialists across Ireland. Read more

Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Northern Ireland

The specialist information includes a clear overview of Northern Ireland’s trust laws, invaluable drafting tips and advice, legal pitfalls and common drafting mistakes, the very latest tax rates and regulations, plus best practice guidelines. Legal, tax and accountancy practitioners will find this accessible book truly indispensable. It supplies the tools and instructions that will help you build watertight trusts and will trusts in Northern Ireland. This superb book allows you... Read more

Wills – Irish Precedents and Drafting

Primarily a practical precedent book, but containing much more than just precedents, Wills, Irish Precedents and Drafting will prove invaluable to all legal practitioners specialising in probate and succession law. Most chapters cover a constituent part of a will, and include a commentary which summarises the applicable law and gives pointers and advice on matters to be taken into consideration and pitfalls to be avoided. Clear and concise, the precedents... Read more

Succession Act 1965 and Related Legislation: A Commentary

The Succession Act 1965 became operative on the 1 January 1967, and was accompanied by McGuire’s seminal work of commentary on the Act. Now fifty years on, this commentary is in its this fifth edition, and continues to be a cornerstone work, examining the Succession Act 1965 in detail along with other related legislation which impacts upon succession. Each section of the 1965 Act (as amended) is set out in... Read more

Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Northern Ireland

Legal, tax and accountancy practitioners will find this accessible book truly indispensable. It supplies the tools and instructions that will help you build watertight trusts and will trusts in Northern Ireland. This superb book allows you to draft crisp, accurate legally binding trusts and will trusts with the minimum of research. Benefit from: The practical precedents – use these to create accurate trusts and will trusts time after time; The... Read more