This highly practical guide to drafting wills and powers of attorney has been thoroughly updated to take into account the following key developments: * Civil Partnerships Act 2004 * The impact of s.29 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006, which introduces new cohabitants rights * Tax considerations arising out of the Finance Act 2006 * The introduction of the cumulative/transferable nil rate band under the Finance Act 2008 * Changes to adult incapacity law introduced by the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007, including important new provisions relating to the revocation of powers of attorney Careless drafting can lead to uncertainty and the invalidity of documents. Drafting for Succession 2nd Edition provides detailed analysis of the increasingly complex factors which practitioners need to taken into account when drafting succession documents. The new edition addresses difficult points in relation to matters such as the interpretation of wills, and considers actual, day-to-day, problems in detail to provide the legal profession with an indispensible reference manual.
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
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