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Borkowski's Law of Succession

Third Edition

Brian Sloan

March 2017

ISBN: 9780198757924

440 pages

Price: £39.99

Concise analysis for modern succession courses: the ideal student companion



Compact yet comprehensive, Dr Brian Sloan's revised edition of Borkowski's classic text continues to bring the universally-relevant law of succession to life in a style and format perfectly pitched for modern undergraduate students.

  • Fully revised and updated, the third edition provides readers with essential information on the latest cases, legislation, and reform proposals in a clear, modern format that is clearly structured and easy to read
  • Fully integrated academic commentary allows the reader to engage critically as well as gaining knowledge of substantive law
  • Comprehensive yet compact, the book uses case law narrative to engage students and bring this subject to life
  • A new introductory chapter covering the demographic and policy context of succession, extensive end of chapter further reading suggestions, diagrams, and online legal updates and useful web links aid understanding and encourage readers to continue expanding their knowledge of the subject

New to this edition

  • A new introductory chapter covers the demographic and policy context of succession law
  • Provides up-to-date coverage of all significant legislative developments in the area, incorporating recent examples into the analysis of the area's rich and evolving case law
  • Extensive end of chapter further reading lists encourage wider exploration of the subject
  • Diagrams provide a visual representation of key concepts

About the Author(s)

Brian Sloan, College Lecturer, Robinson College, University of Cambridge

Table of Contents

    1: Introduction
    2: Intestacy
    3: Wills: nature, characteristics and contents
    4: Making a will: capacity and intention
    5: Making a will: formalities
    6: Revocation
    7: Construction of wills
    8: Entitlement
    9: Family provision
    10: Alternative succession
    11: Administration


"The author succeeds in highlighting the practical relevance of legal provisions, which will assist students in their understanding of the law' Dr Philip Bremner, Lecturer, School of Law, University of Sussex"

"An enthusiasm for the subject and its relevance to today's world emerges' Ian Dawson, Visiting Fellow, Newcastle Law School "

Additional Resources

An Online Resource Centre accompanies this title, offering links to useful websites and updates on new cases and changes in the law since publication.

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