Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
Students studying for the Aberdeen LLB are required to take this course if they wish to use their degree to enter the Scottish legal profession. The course will examine both testate and intestate succession, in the context of the general principles of the law of succession, including legal rights. Furthermore, it will introduce the functions of trusts, the rights of beneficiaries and the powers and duties of trustees. The course is available only to LLB students in Programme year 2 or above and graduates on the 2 year degree.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
The course will include study of both testate and intestate succession and general principles of the law of succession, including legal rights. The rights and duties of executors and the necessity of confirmation will be examined. The course will in addition examine the function and establishment of trusts, the right of beneficiaries and the powers and duties of trustees. The nature of the various forms of trusts will be investigated and the manner of their constitution and termination analysed.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 one-hour examination (80%) and one 1,000-word essay (20%) (mark carries forward in the event of an overall fail).
Resit: 1 one-hour examination (80%) with mark from essay (20%) carried forward from first attempt.
Students will submit a written answer to a tutorial problem question.
A model answer will be provided and the students? work returned with written comments thereon. Students who fail the final exam have the option to go over their first paper prior to the resit. Feedback will be provided on an ongoing basis in tutorials in the form of tutors? responses to students? contributions in class.