Inheritance Law

Module code: LW3511
Module co-ordinator: Steve Evans

Module outline

In this module you will explain and apply the construction and effect of wills as well as debate other forms of post death succession, including intestacy, the law of survivorship and forfeiture. You will analyse the treatment of a deceased person's intentions after death, and discuss the justification and methods by which these can be overridden/challenged. You will also develop an understanding of Inheritance Tax and learn how to apply these principles in different calculations.


  • 9 one-hour lectures
  • 8 two-hour tutorials


  • An exercise involving several issues, to be done in your own time, but to be completed and submitted within a stated time limit (100%)