NEW TITLE: The Drafting of Wills by Ceris Field

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This important publication is essential reading and reference for all professionals involved in the drafting of wills and in the administration of deceased estates, including lawyers, accountants, tax advisers, bankers, insurers, and testators themselves.

As both a practitioner and lecturer in the field of deceased estates, Ceris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the subject of drafting of Wills.

This practical guide covers all the processes, considerations and technicalities involved in correct and sound drafting of wills, covering details that are vital to good testamentary practice.  It is based on the latest developments in the law and recent judgments pertaining to Wills.

There is no room for error in the drafting of Wills because when a Will comes into effect the testator is not present to revise, amend, interpret or give instructions as to his intentions. This places a special onus on the drafter to be linguistically precise and technically correct. Failure to adhere to the minutiae of the technicalities and legalities have led to many a family dispute, costly litigation, and delays in the winding up of estates, causing both emotional and financial hardship to the family of the deceased.

About the authorCeris Field

Ceris R Field is a practising attorney, notary and conveyancer with 25 years of experience. For the past 15 years she has specialised in the administration of deceased estates and in the drafting of wills and trusts.

Ceris is currently the chairperson of the Cape Law Society specialist committee on Wills, Estates and Trusts, and is a member of the national Law Society of South Africa Wills, Estates and Trusts Committee.

In addition to practising law, Ceris lectures and presents seminars part-time for LSSA LEAD.

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