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Law of Succession

RDL2003H

Preliminary level, half course, whole year, two lectures per week, tutorials.

Course Co-ordinator (s): Associate Prof. Mohamed Paleker and Ms Fatima Osman

Entrance requirements: Undergraduate LLB students: concurrent registration with PBL2000W and RDL2002H; Graduate LLB students: concurrent registration with RDL1003W, RDL1004H, RDL1008H, PBL2000W and RDL2002H

Course outline:

Aims and objectives: The course is concerned with the consequences of death and in particular, the devolution of a person's property on death.

Course Content: The course considers the distinction between testate and intestate succession; the devolution of an estate under intestacy law; testamentary capacity; formalities for wills; revocation and revival of wills; capacity to inherit; freedom of testation; vesting and conditional bequests; the different kinds of testamentary vehicles and the content of wills; testamentary trusts; doctrine of collation; interpretation of wills; succession by contract; and a brief introduction into administration of deceased estates.

RDL3001H

Intermediate level, half course, whole year.

Course Co-ordinator (s): Associate Prof. Mohamed Paleker and Ms Fatima Osman

Entrance requirements: All preliminary level courses to be completed

Aims and objectives: The course is concerned with the consequences of death and in particular, the devolution of a person's property on death.

Course Content: The course considers the distinction between testate and intestate succession; the devolution of an estate under intestacy law; testamentary capacity; formalities for wills; revocation and revival of wills; capacity to inherit; freedom of testation; vesting and conditional bequests; the different kinds of testamentary vehicles and the content of wills; testamentary trusts; doctrine of collation; interpretation of wills; succession by contract; and a brief introduction into administration of deceased estates.