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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Brian Sloan has published "Reversing Testamentary Dispositions in Favour of Informal Carers" in Current Issues in Succession Law. The book, edited by Dr Birke Häcker and Professor Charles Mitchell and published by Hart, contains papers presented at a conference that took place at All Souls College, Oxford in July 2015. Brian’s chapter links together his project on Adult Social Care on Property Rights and his monograph, Informal Carers and Private Law. It analyses the range of limitations on gifts made by will in favour of informal carers, before focusing on the testamentary undue influence doctrine. it considers whether care situations can contribute to the debate on whether there should be a presumption of testamentary undue influence equivalent to that applicable to gifts made while the donor is alive.

The text of Brian’s paper is available at SSRN. His research for it will feed into his work on the new edition of Borkowski’s Law of Succession, which is expected to be published by Oxford University Press in 2017.