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General principles of the law of wills and succession, trusts and gifts, with an introduction to taxation and estate planning.
Approximately 70% of the paper is devoted to the law of trusts. The aim is to give you an understanding of the nature, creation and administration of express trusts, the powers and duties of trustees and the beneficiaries' rights and remedies. The remainder of the paper will consider succession law, including matters relating to the validity of wills, the administration of deceased estates, the intestacy rules and claims against deceased estates.
|Paper title||Wills and Trusts|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- LAWS 203 and 66 further LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
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- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
- Course materials provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Gain an understanding of the nature, creation and administration of express trusts
- Understand the various aspects related to the making of wills, the administration of deceased estates, the intestacy rules and claims against deceased estates