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LA4007 - Succession

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject covers all aspects of Succession and Inheritance. It includes treatment of (a) Testate succession - wills, testamentary capacity, personal representatives, executors, grants of probate, administration of assets, legacies, payment of debts; (b) Intestate succession - the rules applicable to total and partial intestacy; grants of letters of administration; and (c) Testator's family maintenance - claims by family and dependants for support from the estate of the deceased and the power of the court to vary a will in such cases.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain and apply the law governing succession and inheritance;
  • critically discuss the problems associated with the current law governing succession and inheritance and proposals for reform.
Prerequisites: (LA1105 or LA2011) and (LA1106 or LA2012) and (LA3106 or LA3015) and (LA3013 or LA3014)

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 05-Jul-2018
Face to face teaching 18-Jun-2018 to 29-Jun-2018 (9-5pm Mon 18 June, Tues 19 June, Thurs 21 June and Fri 22 June; Mon 25 June, Tues 26 June, Thurs 28 June and Fri 29 June 2018)
Coordinator: Professor Elizabeth Spencer
Lecturer: Mr Anthony Collins.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); other exams (30%).

    Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
    Census Date 05-Jul-2018
    Face to face teaching 18-Jun-2018 to 29-Jun-2018 (9-5pm Mon 18 June, Tues 19 June, Thurs 21 June and Fri 22 June; Mon 25 June, Tues 26 June, Thurs 28 June and Fri 29 June 2018)
    Coordinator: Professor Elizabeth Spencer
    Lecturer: Mr Anthony Collins.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 6 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); other exams (30%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.