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Advanced Lawyering Project - Successsion Law

Succession Project

As part of Advanced Lawyering 2, twelve 4th Year Law Plus students took part in a research project on Succession Law. The main purpose of the project was for the students to explain what members of the public need to consider before making a will.

The students were divided into three groups and each group concentrated on a particular aspect including capacity, formalities, role of solicitor, the position of the surviving spouse/civil partner; impact of relationship breakdown;... family home (sole/co-owned) and the provision for children and other dependants; trusts; s 117 and other remedies. The three groups researched and drafted a paper designed to guide a solicitor who is about to take instructions from a client to draft a will.

The groups designed a pamphlet/information leaflet that was presented to attendees at the Community Law Access Programme. The Community Law Programme is run by the School of Law, UL, in conjunction with the AccessCampus, UL and Community Law and Mediation Limerick. The three groups also gave a presentation on each of the topics to the Community Law Access Programme on Friday, the 8th of April.

Pictured: Philip Gleeson, Roisin O’Brien, Kate O’Mahoney, Aileen Fitzmaurice, Ciara McKeown, Fiona Ni Bhriain, Francis Walshe, Katie O’Riordan, Kathryn McKeon, Roisin Cottrell, Lynn Buckley and Alexandra Lehane.