Parker’s Will Precedents 10th edition

Authors: Leon Pickering

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Publication date: February 2020

Format: Hardback + download

Price: £170 + VAT

Features

The 10th edition of Parker’s Will Precedents is published by Bloomsbury, providing private client solicitors and professional will drafters with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the will drafting process and, as a result, the ability to draft better wills.It contains a comprehensive collection of precedents for use by anyone who needs to draft wills. There are a variety of precedents for individual clauses as well as a set of complete wills catering for different scenarios. The emphasis of the approach is on clarity, practicality and simplicity, so you can quickly draft legally sound wills for a variety of circumstances. Notes and guidance on drafting and additional materials, including letters, support materials and extracts from relevant legislation.As well as providing a complete update, the 10th edition also includes:

  • A new chapter on Consumer Protection and related legislation with precedents
  • Inclusion of expanded guidance on capacity
  • Index-linked legacies
  • Precedent retainers and letters of wishes
  • An expanded chapter on funeral wishes

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 General Considerations
Chapter 3 Taking Instructions
Chapter 4 Opening and Revocation
Chapter 5 Joint, Mutual and Reciprocal (‘Mirror’) Wills
Chapter 6 Foreign Wills and Property
Chapter 7 Funeral Wishes
Chapter 8 Appointment of Executors and Trustees
Chapter 9 Appointment of Guardians
Chapter 10 Legacies
Chapter 11 Specific Gifts of Real Property and Rights of Occupation
Chapter 12 Specific Gifts of Chattels and Other Personal Property
Chapter 13 Business Interests
Chapter 14 Charities and Charitable Giving
Chapter 15 Digital Assets
Chapter 16 Residuary Gifts
Chapter 17 Minors
Chapter 18 Disabled and Vulnerable Beneficiaries
Chapter 19 Powers of Trustees
Chapter 20 Life Interest Trusts of Residue
Chapter 21 Declarations
Chapter 22 Attestation
Chapter 23 Inheritance Tax
Chapter 24 Inheritance Tax Mitigation in Wills
Chapter 25 The Residence Nil Rate Band
Chapter 26 Complete Wills
Chapter 27 Single Adults
Chapter 28 Wills for Married Couples or Civil Partners with no Children
Chapter 29 Wills for Married Couples or Civil Partners with Children
Chapter 30 Unmarried Couples with Children
Chapter 31 Second Marriages or Civil Partnerships
Chapter 32 Wills in the Court of Protection
Chapter 33 Variations after Death
Chapter 34 Letters and Other Support Materials
Appendix Part 1: Attestation, Construction and Interpretation
Appendix Part 2: Powers
Appendix Part 3: Intestacy Rules
Appendix Part 4: Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax

Reviews

“…as handy a reference tool as ever. Any will-drafters unfamiliar with Parker’s should be urged to give it a try.” – Siân Thompson, Private Client Team, Swayne Johnson, Llandudno,Law Society Gazette (Review of 9th edition)

“…I rate this book highly. It is a refreshingly simple book, which one can just dip into with ease” – The STEP Journal (review of a previous edition)