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By 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 Details

ISBN: 9780748632909
ISBN-10: 0748632905
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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