Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks - Executors, Administrators and Probate, 1st Supplement


Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks - Executors, Administrators and Probate

Jun 2015


Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks provides definitive guidance on legal issues relating to personal representatives and the distribution of estates, covering the grant of probate and of administration, non-contentious and contentious practice, devolution and liability, and the administration and distribution of assets.

The first supplement demonstrates how much the law of executors, administrators and probate has developed in the last three years, and how important it is to keep up to date. 


  • An explanation and discussion of the very important recent statute concerned with wills and the administration of estates, the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014.
  • An explanation and discussion of two other statutes relevant to wills and administration, the Trusts (Capital and Income) Act 2013, and the Presumption of Death Act 2013.
  • The texts of the relevant parts of those statutes. Also the texts of the addition to CPR 57, and of Practice Direction 57B, concerned with the Presumption of Death Act.
  • Consideration of Marley v Rawlings, the recent case on the construction of wills and their rectification, which is the first case to reach the highest court in the land for many years. One of the editors of the supplement, Alexander Learmonth, was counsel in the case.
  • References to the new draft Probate Rules, which are expected to come into force in the near future.
  • A new chapter on dealing with digital information in the administration of estates.