Completion of the Study

The study on the evidentiary effects of authentic acts in the Member States of the European Union, in the context of successions has been formally approved and accepted by the European Parliament.

The Study has been published on-line by the European Parliament and it is available at http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2016/556935/IPOL_STU(2016)556935_EN.pdf.

The Study will be discussed in the broader context of discussions concerning the Succession Regulation in Brussels in December 2016 with the attendance of Dr Jonathan Fitchen.

 

European Parliament - Procedure IP/C/JURI/IC/2015-020 for the study on 'The Evidentiary Effects of Authentic Acts in the Member States of the European Union, in the Context of Successions'

In May 2015 the European Parliament awarded a grant to Professor Paul Beaumont and Dr Jonathan Fitchen to conduct a study into the evidentiary effects of authentic acts in the Member States of the European Union, in the context of successions. The work began in May 2015 and ends in January 2016.

Working with academic colleagues and practitioners in every member state where the Succession Regulation is in force, the aim of the project is to provide the European Parliament with a comparative analysis of the data generated by the national reports that shall lead to the drafting of recommendations to aid the implementation of the Succession Regulation and also to provide accurate and up-to-date guidance as to the evidentiary value of authentic instruments in the law of the Member State of origin for legal practitioners within the European Union.

 

Principal Researchers

Professor Paul Beaumont, School of Law,

University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB24 3UB.

Tel. +44(0) 1224 272439

and

Dr Jonathan Fitchen, School of Law,

University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB24 3UB.

Tel. +44(0) 1224 273845

 

Research Assistant

Jayne Holliday, School of Law,

University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB24 3UB.

Tel. +44 (0) 1224 272531