The Law and Practice of Personal Representatives
Author : Albert Keating
Publisher: Round Hall
Publication Date: 11/10/2017
The second edition ofÃÂ The Law and Practice of Personal RepresentativesÃÂ provides a definitive version on the law relating to:
*the appointment of executors and administrators,
*the administrative and distributive duties, powers and liabilities of personal representatives, administrative actions
*the issue of costs and time limits for bringing such actions
Recent court decisions have lent a renewed and incisive focus on the role, duties, power and liabilities of personal representatives and practitioners in the field who should be fully conversant with the upshot of such decisions.
Such decisions include:
*Shaughnessy v ShaughnessyÃÂ  IEHC 303 (personal liability of nominated executors)
*Dunne v DunneÃÂ  IECA 269 andÃÂ Muckian v HoeyÃÂ  IEHC 688 (the removal and replacement of administrators)
*In the Estate of WhiteÃÂ  IESC 84 (the duties of personal representatives)
*In the Estate of O?CallaghanÃÂ  IEHC 668 (the appointment of administrators for limited purposes)
*The important amendments to the Rules of the Superior Courts by Statutory Instruments introduced in 2016 relating to pre-trial procedures and conduct of trials
*A renewed concentration of the roles, duties, powers and liabilities of personal representatives
*Takes account of all recent court decisions relating to the role, duties, powers and liabilities of personal representatives
*References to all recent and pertinent Probate Office updates relating to the proofs required in applications for:
*grants of probate
*letters of administration with will annexed or intestate
*applications for grants by guardians, committees and attorneys
*de bonis non applications
*applications by personal representatives of persons who die domiciled abroad
*applications for grants by administrators appointed by the court pursuant to s.27(4) of the Succession Act 1965
*A total revision of parts and chapters of the book incorporating recent court decisions, Probate Office updates and amendments to the Rules of the Superior Courts
About the author
Dr Albert Keating, BCL, LL.B, LL.M, DLitt, Barrister-at-Law is the author of numerous books and articles in the areas of probate, succession law and jurisprudence. His latest major work is Keating on Probate, Fifth Edition, which was published by Thomson Reuters Round Hall in 2015.
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