Butterworths Wills Probate and Administration Service

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Butterworths Wills Probate and Administration Service (BWPAS) contains clear, step-by-step guidance on all areas of probate and administration law and practice, from planning and drafting a will, through administration of the estate and taxation, to after-death variations, family provision and litigation. Combining narrative text with precedents and source materials, it offers commentary and advice from leading experts. BWPAS includes precedents (fully annotated and presented clause by clause where appropriate) and worked examples. There is a separate section on provision of wills for disabled beneficiaries; and tax considerations are emphasised throughout.

NB. Divisions J and K are not reproduced in this source as they are purely legislative material. They can be found online however within UK Parliament Acts or UK Parliament Statutory Instruments.

Issue 117, December 2020


The following divisions have been updated:

Binder 2

Division E Administration of the Estate: Narrative
Chapter 1: Before the Grant
Chapter 2: After the grant
Chapter 2A: Presumption of death and missing persons
Chapter 3: Trusts created by will or intestacy
Appendix 2: Addresses

Division G Contentious Matters: Narrative
Chapter 2: Disputes over the will
Chapter 3: Claims against personal representatives
Chapter 6A: Costs

Division H Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975: Narrative
Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

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 A M Wilton , LLB, Senior Lecturer in Law, Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastleupon- Tyne Emeritus editor
Charles Lloyd , LLB (Exon), Solicitor, Partner, Macfarlanes LLP Editor
 Cherry E. Wright , LLB (London), Solicitor (Hons), STEP, Partner, Hugh James (retired) Emeritus editor
 Clive V. Margave-Jones , MA, LLM (Cantab), Solicitor (Hons), Principal, Margraves; Lecturer (part–time) University College of Wales, Aberystwyth Editor
 David T. Davies ,RD, BA, FTII, Solicitor, Senior Partner Penningtons Solicitors LLP (retired) Emeritus editor
 Gordon R Ashton , LLB (Manchester), Solicitor, District Judge on the Northern Circuit, Deputy Master of the Court of Protection (retired) Emeritus editor
 Jacob Ward Editor
 Jonathan Pratt Editor
 Laura Dadswell Partner Editor
Lynnette Bober , MA (Cantab), ACA, CTA, Director, Private Client Tax, Rawlinson & Hunter Editor
 Martin Davey , LLB, Honorary Research Fellow, formerly Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Manchester Editor
 Michael Parkinson , LLB (Hons) (Dunelm), Solicitor, Partner, Russell-Cooke LLP Editor
Nazreen Pearce , LLB (London), BA (Hons), Barrister of Inner Temple, Circuit Judge on the South Eastern Circuit (Retired) Editor
 R T Oerton , Solicitor (Hons), Sir George Fowler Prizeman, Consultant with Bircham & Co (now Bircham Dyson Bell) (retired) Emeritus editor
 Simon Ennals , Solicitor, Essential Rights Legal Practice, part-time chairman of Social Security Appeals Tribunal Editor
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