With the emphasis on a practical approach to the subject, this edition sets out the substantive law, tax considerations, will drafting and detailed procedures of a subject which forms a large part of a solicitor's work. To assist the reader, a selection of useful precedents and examples of frequently-used forms are provided. The authors tackle drafting problems which commonly occur in practice. The text is paragraphed for ease of reference and uses worked examples. Each section presents a clear picture of the operation of the substantive law. Where appropriate, the relevant taxation provisions are fully discussed. The book takes account of a number of changes including new probate fees, new regulations affecting those estates which do or do not require delivery of an Inland Revenue Account, and new directions as to oaths where a firm of solicitors is appointed to act as executors. The authors have incorporated recent cases on family provision, business property relief and a number of cases on the validity of wills in relation to execution.