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The course examines in detail complex areas of the law of succession and trusts with an emphasis being placed on discursive reasoning. The topics considered will include vesting in an executor and beneficiary, the absence of beneficiaries, the nature and roles of an executor and trustee, survivorship of beneficiaries and common calamities, formal and essential validity of wills (including the issue of execution of wills by adults with incapacity), updating out of date wills by means of the various conditiones applied by Scots law and similar rules in other legal systems, limitations on testamentary freedom, forfeiture and unworthiness of heirs.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (100%). Resit: Normally, no resit is available.
Students submit one non-counting essay of 2,000 words. This does not count towards the final assessment.