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New Publication- ‘Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks – Executors, Administrators and Probate’ 22nd ed

September 4, 2023 | News
New Publication- ‘Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks – Executors, Administrators and Probate’ 22nd ed

We are delighted to announce the publication of the highly anticipated book, ‘Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks – Executors, Administrators and Probate‘, edited by many of New Square Chambers’ esteemed members. Alexander Learmonth KC is the principle editor, alongside former members Charlotte Ford and HHJ Jane Evans-Gordon. Other contributors include Guy AdamsAmy BerryAidan BriggsSarah EganJames McKeanLeigh Sagar and Hermione Williams.

The latest edition of Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks is a comprehensive resource on personal representatives, grants of representation, and estate administration after death. This updated edition incorporates recent legal changes and offers insights into various forms of probate, contentious probate procedures, asset devolution, family provision rules, and more. Notable additions include updated guidance on probate procedures, expanded coverage of intestacy laws, and insights into the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Additionally, it addresses taxation of estates, recent decisions on remuneration, and the process of online applications for grants of probate and administration.

The 22nd edition of ‘Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks – Executors, Administrators and Probate‘ will be launched at our upcoming Three Books Conference taking place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Thursday 21 September 2023, from 2-5pm and followed by a drinks reception. Limited spaces are available at this free event. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Notably, the latest edition introduces key new content, including:

  1. Enhanced guidance on contentious probate procedures, incorporating insights from the new Chancery Guide and rectification of wills.
  2. Expanded coverage of intestacy laws, providing a more comprehensive understanding.
  3. Thoroughly updated treatment of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, including the latest developments regarding claims by adult children, extensions of time, and interim payments.
  4. An examination of the circumstances under which personal representatives are authorized to pursue claims on behalf of the estate against beneficiaries.
  5. Up-to-date coverage of estate taxation and the administration of digital assets.
  6. Recent decisions regarding the remuneration of personal representatives and the removal of executors.
  7. A new section on the process of submitting online applications for grants of probate and administration, reflecting the evolving digital landscape.

This revised edition serves as an invaluable resource for legal professionals and individuals navigating the intricate terrain of estate administration in a constantly evolving legal landscape. Order your copy today and experience the benefits of this groundbreaking publication.

Practice areas: Trusts, Wills & Estates
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