Exploring the Law of Succession
Studies National, Historical and Comparative
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Exploring the Law of Succession by Kenneth Reid
Book DescriptionBy comparison with other areas of private law, the law of succession has been neglected by modern scholars. This volume contributes to its rehabilitation by examining key issues in succession law from a variety of perspectives: national, historical and comparative. In particular it seeks to extend the techniques of legal comparison into an area of law where hitherto they have been little used. The jurisdictions most prominently featured are the mixed jurisdictions of Scotland and South Africa, but there are frequent comparative references, and special attention is given to the Netherlands as the country which has most recently re-written its succession law. The authors of the individual chapters are drawn from Scotland, South Africa, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Among the topics covered are freedom of testation, testamentary conditions and public policy, forfeiture clauses and events, revocation of wills by changed circumstances, revocation of mutual wills, fideicommissary substitutions, and succession agreements. The volume opens with an overview of the state of comparative law and with a consideration of compulsory heirship in Roman law.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748632909
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kenneth Reid
Comparative Succession Law, Hardback (September 2015)
Exploring the rules that apply when a person dies without leaving a valid will, Intestate Succession delivers a comparative and historical review of the relevant law in Europe and beyond, including an analysis of legal development, justifications, and reform.
Mixed Legal Systems in Comparative Perspective, Hardback (March 2005)
Scotland and South Africa are two of the leading jurisdictions which integrate English common law with Continental civil law. This volume examines their experience and considers the wider lessons both for mixed legal systems and for the development of a European private law.
History of Private Law in Scotland, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Kenneth Reid
'A History of Private Law in Scotland: Obligations' is a detailed and systematic study in the field of private law. The book's method is to take key topics from the law of obligations and the law of property and to trace their development from earliest times to the present day.
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Author Biography - Kenneth Reid
Kenneth Reid is Professor of Property Law at the University of Edinburgh. Reinhard Zimmermann is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg, and Professor of Private Law, Roman Law, and Comparative Law in the University of Regensburg.
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