Dobbie's Probate and Administration Practice, 6th Edition

Author(s): John Earles, Bruce Douglas, Chris Kelly, Greg Kelly Dobbie's Probate and Administrative Practice, 6th Edition


This reprint of the sixth edition of the bestselling Dobbie’s Probate and Administration Practice 

Dobbie’s Probate and Administration Practice, 6th edition is an authoritative text and essential resource for legal practitioners and those dealing in wills and probate.

This indispensable resource sits alongside other authoritative works in LexisNexis’ portfolio of trust law and succession-related titles.


  • Authoritative and practical commentary
  • Extracts of relevant legislation
  • Precedent forms in text



Part 1       Jurisdiction in probate and administration matters


1              Jurisdiction and administration

2              Administration without a gran

3              Necessity for probate


 Part 2       Signing, witnessing, and providing a will


4              What is a will?

5              Requirements for making a will

6              Incorporating documents in a will

7              Corrections of wills by the Court

8              Two or more documents

9              Wills made subject to confitions or arrangements

10            Will list, mislaid, or accidentally destroyed

11             Codicils - documents which made changes to a will

12             Alterations and words crossed out in a will

13             Military or seagoing persons

14             Revocation, revival, and statutory modification of wills

15             Wills made by those living overseas


Part 3       Presumption of death and survivorship


16             Presumption and proof of death


Part 4       Office of executor or administrator


17             Who can be appointed executor?

18             How an executor is appointed?

19             Appointment by implication and according to the tenor of the will

20             Limitation of office of executor

21             Conditional appointment of executor with substituted executor

22             Revocation of appointment

23             Disharge of removal of executor or administrator

24             Death of an executor or administrator after grant of administration

25             Acceptance, refusal, or renunciation of appointment

26             Protection of administrator


Part 5       Practice of Court in its administration


27             Practice to obtain probate in common form


Part 6       Intestacy and letters of adminstration


28             Letters of administration - jurisdiction

29             Grant of letters of administration and general rules

30             Discretionary grants

31             Grant of administration to a stranger


Part 7       Administration with will annexed


32             Grant of letters of administation with will annexed

33             Incompetence of executor by reason of minority -administration during minority


Part 8       Practice as to grant of letters of administration on intestacy


34             Letters of administration on intestacy - practice

35             Security for administration


Part 9       Michellaneous applications


35             Overseas executor or applicant

36             Grants where executor incompetent

37             Administration pending legal proceedings

38             Administration ad colligenda bona

Publication dateDecember 2014
PublisherLexis Nexis
Books ISBN: 9781927227992
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