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Categories:
Wills, Inheritance & Succession
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

In this practical refresher guide, James Sheedy sets out the formal requirements that must be satisfied in order to execute a valid will or codicil, how to deal with defects in formal execution and the formal requirements in cases of impaired testators and privileged wills.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the formal requirements that must be satisfied to execute a valid will;
  • Know the rules concerning witnesses;
  • Know the procedure and practical steps to be taken where there is a defect in formal execution;
  • Know what a codicil is and how it can remedy a defect or amend a will;
  • Be aware of the duties of a professional draftsman when preparing a will;
  • Know how professionals can best protect themselves when assisting in the execution of a will;
  • Know the formal requirements in 'special cases' of execution;
  • Know the rules relating to privileged wills;
  • Be aware how international factors influence the valid execution of a will.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Wills Act 1837 s1, 9, 11;
  • Casson v Dade (1781) 2 ER 1010;
  • Children Act s5(3), 11, 15;
  • The Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987 SI 1987/2024 r14.1, 17;
  • Wills (Soldiers and Sailors) Act 1918;
  • Wills Act 1963 s2, 6(1).
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This podcast focusses on the formal requirements necessary to execute a valid will or codicil.

Podcast added: 28/04/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-19

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