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Exploring the Law of Succession
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Exploring the Law of Succession: Studies National, Historical and Comparative

Kenneth Reid and Marius de Waal

Abstract

By comparison with other areas of private law, the law of succession has been neglected by modern scholars. This book 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 ... More

Keywords: private law, law of succession, Scotland, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, freedom of testation, testamentary conditions, forfeiture clauses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748632909
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632909.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Reid, author

Marius de Waal, author