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Landmark Cases in Succession Law


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A new volume on succession law in Hart's successful Landmark Cases series which will make an important contribution to the literature.

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1. Introduction Brian Sloan 2. All Souls College v Codrington (1720): Money, Books and the Interpretation of Wills - A Testamentary Drama in Three Acts Birke Hacker 3. Jesson v Wright (1820): Wills, Coal and the Rule in Shelley's Case N G Jones 4. Banks v Goodfellow (1870): Defining Testamentary Capacity Juliet Brook 5. Re D(J) (1981): Statutory Wills Barbara Rich 6. Hastilow v Stobie (1865): Lack of Knowledge and Approval Roger Kerridge 7. White v Jones (1995): A Legacy of the Search for Principle Judith Skillen and James Lee 8. Williams v Hensman (1861) and the Law of Severance: Janus Personified Martin Dixon 9. Birmingham v Renfrew (1937): The Foundations of the Mutual Wills Doctrine Ying Khai Liew 10. Sugden v Lord St Leonards (1876): Probate of the Missing Will - Hamlet Without the Prince? Simon Cooper 11. Thorner v Major (2009): Proprietary Estoppel and Inheritance John Mee 12. Re Welch (1990): Enforcing Testamentary Promises Nicola Peart 13. Strong v Bird (1874): Reassessing the Rule Elizabeth Drummond 14. Williams v Williams (1882): Succession Law Rules and the Fate of the Dead Heather Conway 15. Commissioner of Stamp Duties (Queensland) v Livingston (1964): Rights of Estate Beneficiaries and Trust Beneficiaries Compared Charles Mitchell 16. Gartside v IRC (1967): 'This decision involved a small point' Dominic de Cogan 17. Ilott v The Blue Cross (2017): Testing the Limits of Testamentary Freedom Brian Sloan 18. S and S (2005): Compulsory Portion and Solidarity between Generations in Civil Law Walter Pintens 19. Lashley v Hog (1804): Forced Heirship, and Succession across Borders Daniel J Carr 20. Re Estate Wilson, Deceased (2017): The Last Frontier for Aboriginal Intestacy in Australia? Prue Vines

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Brian Sloan is a College Lecturer and Fellow in Law at Robinson College, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.

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