Succession

David Brand

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    Abstract

    This chapter is concerend with the law of succession. After emphasising the importance of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 and the function of orivate international law in succession, the preliminary matters of proof of death and survivorship are examined. The concept of legal rights is considered, followed by the fundamental difference between intestate and testate succession. Various specific aspects of testate succession are considered next. The steps involved in executry administration are outlined and the chapter concludes with a note on reform of the law.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnderstanding Scots law: an introduction to Scots law, procedure and legal skills
    PublisherW. Green
    Pages743-797
    Number of pages55
    ISBN (Print)9780414016910
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • Succession
    • Scots law

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    Brand, D. (2007). Succession. In Understanding Scots law: an introduction to Scots law, procedure and legal skills (pp. 743-797). W. Green. http://library.dundee.ac.uk/F/?func=direct&local_base=DUN01&doc_number=000607374