Testamentary Capacity in UK Law

  • The Rise of Statutory Wills and the Limits of Best Interests Decision‐Making in Inheritance
    • Nbr. 78-6, November 2015
    • The Modern Law Review
    This article addresses ‘statutory wills’ executed under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) for persons with impaired mental capacity. The article provides an overview of the historical development ...
    ...... article addresses ‘statutory wills’ executed under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) for persons with impaired mental capacity. The article ..., where there is no ‘forced heirship’, 2 the ‘myth’ of testamentary freedom 3 persists in spite of statutory provision for family dependants. ......
  • Inheritance in the Kenya Native Land Units
    • Nbr. 10-3, July 1990
    • Public Administration and Development
    ...... the law of succession and the problems of inheritance and testamentary capacity with a view to producing comprehensive legislation ......
  • Psychological Autopsies: Legal Applications and Admissibility
    • Nbr. 5-1, January 2001
    • International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The
    ...... range of circum- stances including, for example, the testamentary capacity of a non-suicidal deceased. A more comprehensive ......
  • Succession to Registered Land in the African Areas of Kenya
    • Nbr. 2-1, January 1982
    • Public Administration and Development
    ......-making provisions In conclusion mention should be made of testamentary capacity. When the 1958 article was written there was a tendency to ......
  • Freedom of Testation: The Inheritance (Family Provision) Bill
    • Nbr. 1-4, March 1938
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... others, have examined the social effects of limited testamentary power as compared with complete freedom. It should be noted ..., say, of undue influence or lack of testamentary capacity, and there does not seem to be any logical reason for ......
  • Report of the Committee on the Age of Majority
    • Nbr. 31-4, July 1968
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... their work, namely, the age at which full legal capacity and responsibility should begin. Even if the Committee’s ..., the enforce- ability of infants’ contracts, testamentary capacity and subsidiary topics where the law makes a distinction ......
  • Psychiatry and the Law*
    • Nbr. 11-1, March 1978
    • Journal of Criminology (formerly Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology)
    ...... of his pathological outlook, of his own status, abilities, or capacity to repay. The law of contract relating to the validity of a ... I comment that the psychiatrist can assist in determining testamentary capacity, or the ability to make a valid will. The existence of ......
  • Enhancing forensic exposures in residency training
    • Nbr. 15-1, December 2019
    • The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
    • 13-19
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the impact of a new, brief forensic rotation for general psychiatry residents on the variety of residents’ forensic exposures. Design/methodology/ap...
    ...... or others, appropriateness for commitment, decisional capacity, disability andcompetency (ACGME,2017). However, the ACGME does not ... evaluations: disability,malpractice, fitness for duty, testamentary capacity, immigration proceedings, child custody,psychic/personal injury ......
  • Confidentiality in a Correctional Setting*
    • Nbr. 4-4, December 1971
    • Journal of Criminology (formerly Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology)
    ...... civil suit action or proceedings (unless the sanity or testamentary capacity of the patient is the matter in dispute) any information which ......
  • Conceptual Versus Pragmatic Approaches to Hearsay
    • Nbr. 56-2, March 1993
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... The case of Wright v Doe d Tutham was about the testamentary capacity of a wealthy English gentleman called Marsden whose will ......
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