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LS2528: SUCCESSION AND TRUSTS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Roderick R. M. Paisley

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • LS1025 Legal System (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Multiple choice exam 50%

1500 word essay 50%

 

Resit: resubmission of failed element

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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