Wills, Probate and Administration Law in NSW

Wills, Probate and Administration Law in NSW

By Stephen Janes, David Liebhold, Paul Studdert


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New Release, 30/10/2020

Code: 42702402

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Wills, Probate and Administration Law in New South Wales online provides annotated commentary on the two statutes governing the passing of property on death in New South Wales:

  • the Succession Act 2006; and
  • the Probate and Administration Act 1898.

It offers specialised treatment of both the jurisprudence and statutory law in NSW, including a particular focus on Family Provision matters, and a range of helpful practical materials.


This content has already established itself as a leading source of advice. It previously released as a book, most recently in 2019 and draws on a rich heritage of past works, notably Hastings & Weir Probate Law & Practice. Now, small and large firms, new and experienced practitioners alike can access this respected content in updated form


This service enjoys unprecedented currency with six (6) to nine (9) updates per year.


The service analyses case law referencing the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) and the Probate and Administration Act 1898 (NSW).

Following an historical introduction to the area, it examines these two Acts, provision by provision, referencing the decisions in which each provision has been reviewed.

The Succession Act - considers the legislation in relation to the making, alteration and revocation of wills, and the reformed intestacy rules. Family Provision matters form a particular focus of the commentary.

The Probate and Administration Act - focuses on grants of representation and administration of estates, while the revised Probate Rules have introduced new processes and procedures.

Statutory wills, informal wills and rectification are considered.


A range of helpful appendices provide essential materials including:

  • Probate rules;
  • Probate forms;
  • Practice notes; and other
  • Family provision materials.

These materials are accompanied by commentary on the relevant situations that practitioners may encounter, both in and out of court.

Wills, Probate and Administration Law in New South Wales online provides a fresh voice on succession law matters with highly up-to-date, affordable and sought-after succession law materials.

It is an invaluable reference for all who need an in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of the law of wills and estates in New South Wales.

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction
Succession Act 2006
Chapter 1 – Preliminary
Chapter 2 – Wills
Chapter 3 – Family Provision
Chapter 4 – Intestacy
Chapter 5 – Miscellaneous
Probate and Administration Act 1898
Part 1AA – Preliminary
Part 1 – Wills
Part 1A – Formal validity of wills [repealed]
Part 2 – Probate and administration
Appendix 1 Costs in probate matters
Appendix 2 Probate rules
Appendix 3 Civil Procedure Act 2005 Approved Forms
Appendix 4 Probate Practice and Procedure; Forms and Commentary
Appendix 5 Practice Note – Family Provision
Appendix 6 Family Provision – factors warranting the making of an application
Appendix 7 Statutory legacy tables – Intestacy


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