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Succession law

LAWS3130 Succession
In this course students will examine the law of wills, intestate succession and the administration and distribution of an estate. This involves the requirements for making and drafting a valid will, factors which may render a will invalid, the revocation of wills, statutory provisions relating to the distribution of intestate property and the procedures for obtaining grants of representation for the administration of deceased estates. Students will also consider the categories of persons who may make an application for provision against the estate of a deceased person where the applicant receives no or inadequate provision from the estate.

About this guide

This guide was created by a librarian and contains some key resources you can refer to throughout the succession law course.

Secondary sources

Legal encyclopedias are a useful starting place to begin your research. They identify key legal principles and will refer to relevant cases and legislation. Heavily footnoted, you can follow the links to other relevant sources.

Halsbury's Laws of Australia (Lexis Advance)

395. Succession

The Laws of Australia (Westlaw)

36. Wills and Estate Administration