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Publications

de Groots Lawyers have been responsible for, or have contributed to the following publications in the area of Succession Law.

Texts

Wills, Probate and Administration Practice (Queensland)

Authored by Dr John de Groot, the firm’s Special Counsel, with the support of our lawyers. It is the definitive text in the area, dealing with Wills and Estate Planning issues and a detailed practise guide on all aspects of Deceased Estate Administration.

This text is published as both a loose-leaf and online subscription service, with approximately four update bulletins and one full text update per year. More information can be found at http://www.degrootspublishing.com/queenslandwpap/

If you would like to order this text, or if you have further enquiries about this publication, please email info@degrootspublishing.com

de Groot’s Wills, Probate and Administration Practice (New South Wales)

de Groot’s Wills, Probate and Administration Practice (New South Wales) is a new, comprehensive, practical guide for legal practitioners in the field of wills, probate and administration.

Delivered in both online and print formats, with regular bulletin updates, the text acts as a bridge between the law and practice in the area of wills and estates. It brings together the knowledge and expertise of some of the most experienced practitioners in this area of the law. It is an easy-to-follow, step by step guide, supported by precedents, templates, checklists, samples and much more.

More information can be found at http://www.degrootspublishing.com/newsouthwaleswpap/

If you would like to order this text, or if you have further enquiries about this publication, please email info@degrootspublishing.com

Family Provision in Australia

Lexis Nexis
4th edition
ISBN: 9780409327465 (pbk) 9780409329933 (ebook)

This text by Dr John de Groot and Bruce Nickel is the established text dealing with Family Provision applications throughout Australia. It is an easy-to-use, practical guide for legal practitioners detailing the practice and procedure of family provision law on a state-by-state basis. The text incorporates a comprehensive checklist, case tables, forms, precedents and a reproduction of state and territory family provision legislation.

The new edition expands the class of particular applicants and includes detailed case tables summarising judicial decisions for each class. In particular the text highlights, the courts attitudes in regards to orders in large estates, to same sex relationships, to step children, to persons suffering from intellectual disability, and to cases where there has been an estrangement between the applicant and the testator.

Click here to contact Lexis Nexis (formerly Butterworths) to order this text.

International Succession

Oxford University Press
3rd edition
ISBN: 9780199550272

Our Special Counsel, Dr John de Groot and Kate McQueeney co-authored the Australian Chapter of “International Succession” 3rd Edition Oxford Press (2010).

Designed to give a plain English overview of succession law around the world the book covers the same topics for
each of the countries included. One of our support staff commented “I can actually understand what you are talking about!”. So we think our chapter at least has achieved what it was designed to do.

If you would like to order this text, or if you have further enquiries about this publication, please email email@degroots.com.au

Legislation

To view the current legislation follow the links below:
Queensland – Succession Act 1981
New South Wales – Succession Act 2006 (NSW)