Consultation on the Law of Succession 2019

Closed 10 May 2019

Opened 17 Feb 2019

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The paper focuses on intestacy. The key area is how an estate should be split where there are both a surviving spouse/civil partner and children. The paper seeks views on a fresh approach to reform of the law of intestacy with reference to regimes which operate elsewhere.

The paper also seeks views on extending an alternative approach to cohabitants to test whether views on what cohabitants’ rights on intestacy should be, have shifted.

There are a number of other discrete succession issues in the final chapter on which views are sought.

Read the consultation paper.


  • Children and Families
  • Law and Order