LAW-30106 - Wills & Probate & Drafting
Coordinator: Mark Davys Room: CBC1.009 Tel: +44 1782 7 33224
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






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Description for 2024/25

This module will introduce students to a key area of legal practice. It will provide a foundational level of understanding of the practice of Wills and Probate. Studying this module will enable students to draft a basic Will.

Intended Learning Outcomes

determine whether a will has been validly executed: 2
advise on how to obtain a grant of probate: 2
interpret the provisions of a will and advise on the distribution of an estate pursuant to its provisions and the powers and duties of executors and trustees: 2
understand the implications of inheritance tax for estate planning and obtaining a grant of probate: 2
identify and evaluate potential claims against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975: 2
use precedents and succinctly and accurately draft a will or part of a will: 1
recognise professional conduct issues that may arise in legal practice in relation to this area of law and advise and act accordingly: 2

Study hours

Active Learning Hours
Seminars (10 x 2hr): 20 hours
Preparing for seminars (reading, watching videos, listening to audios, other activities): 60 hours
Reviewing and consolidating after seminars: 10 hours
Preparing for and completing the assignment: 18 hours
Review, revision and preparing for the Open Book Examination: 40 hours
Completing the Open Book Examination: 2 hours

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