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Unit of Study LAWS2018 - Wills and Estates (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

generate creative and appropriate responses to legal problems.

apply knowledge of succession law in drafting a will which gives effect to the testator's instructions and which conforms to all necessary requirements for a valid will.

demonstrate knowledge of the principles applicable to the management of a deceased estate.

effectively communicate in writing to non-legal audiences the law on succession, intestacy and family provisions.

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Birtles, C & Neal, R, 2016, Hutley's Australian Wills Precedents, 9th edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney. ISBN: 9780409344042.
  • Mackie, K, 2017, Principles of Australian Succession Law, 3rd edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney. ISBN: 9780409345315.
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  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

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