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.
|Title of host publication||Understanding Scots law: an introduction to Scots law, procedure and legal skills|
|Number of pages||55|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Scots law
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