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Dobbie’s Probate and Administration Practice, 6th edition - LN Red Book

Dobbie’s Probate and Administration Practice, 6th edition - LN Red Book

Kelly, C; Kelly, G; Douglas, B; Earles, J, 2014

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Dobbie’s Probate and Administration Practice, 6th edition is an authoritative text and essential resource for legal practitioners and those dealing in wills and probate.


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This sixth edition of the bestselling Dobbie’s Probate and Administration Practice brings together an exceptional author team to update a highly regarded title. Now easier to read and with a one month trial to over 90 online precedents. , this thoroughly updated new edition is of practical use for legal practitioners and those dealing in wills and probate. This indispensable resource sits alongside other authoritative works in LexisNexis’ portfolio of trust law and succession-related titles.





-          Authoritative and practical commentary


-          Extracts of relevant legislation


-          Precedent forms in text


John Earles


John is a Registrar and Sheriff of the High Court of New Zealand (Wellington)

Author, Wills and Succession, LexisNexis


Bruce Douglas


Trustee Executors Ltd, Forms and Precedents author, Nevill’s Will Drafting Handbook Fourth Edition and Fifth Edition author


Chris Kelly


Chris Kelly has over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer specialising in wills, trusts, estates and elder law.


In addition to working for many years as a lawyer in Public Trust, he also held other varied roles there, including District Public Trustee (manager) at their flagship Wellington branch and Chairman of their staff superannuation scheme. Chris also worked for 8 years at The New Zealand Guardian Trust company where he was the General Counsel (head of the legal division) and a member of their senior management team.


Chris is co-author of two leading legal texts: Garrow & Kelly law of Trusts and Trustees (6th edition) and Dobbie’s Probate Administration Practice (5th edition). In addition to other publications, Chris has presented more than a dozen papers at legal conferences and has chaired LexisNexis Elder Law Conferences.



Greg Kelly


Greg Kelly has been in legal practice since 1979 and is a recognised national authority on wills, estates and trust law. He is also one of a small group of lawyers in New Zealand who appear in the U.S.-based Best Lawyers listing as a Trust and Estate Lawyer.


Greg has presented papers at numerous seminars and conferences for the New Zealand Law Society as well as for LexisNexis and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Greg is one of the authors of Garrow and Kelly Law of Trusts and Trustees 6th Edition, the Probate and Administration author of McGechan on Procedure, a contributor to LexisNexis Law of Trusts, and a member of the Wills and Trusts Technical Committee of the New Zealand Law Society Property Law Section.


A highlight of Greg’s published work is as co-author of the fifth edition of Dobbie’s Probate and Administration Practice, a LexisNexis best-seller in the area of probate law. The first print run of this 2008 edition sold out the day after its launch, a highly unusual performance for a reference text.

Table of Contents

Part 1       Jurisdiction in probate and administration matters



1              Jurisdiction and administration

2              Administration without a gran

3              Necessity for probate



Part 2       Signing, witnessing, and providing a will



4              What is a will?

5              Requirements for making a will

6              Incorporating documents in a will

7              Corrections of wills by the Court

8              Two or more documents

9              Wills made subject to confitions or arrangements

10            Will list, mislaid, or accidentally destroyed

11             Codicils - documents which made changes to a will

12             Alterations and words crossed out in a will

13             Military or seagoing persons

14             Revocation, revival, and statutory modification of wills

15             Wills made by those living overseas



Part 3       Presumption of death and survivorship



16             Presumption and proof of death



Part 4       Office of executor or administrator



17             Who can be appointed executor?

18             How an executor is appointed?

19             Appointment by implication and according to the tenor of the will

20             Limitation of office of executor

21             Conditional appointment of executor with substituted executor

22             Revocation of appointment

23             Disharge of removal of executor or administrator

24             Death of an executor or administrator after grant of administration

25             Acceptance, refusal, or renunciation of appointment

26             Protection of administrator



Part 5       Practice of Court in its administration



27             Practice to obtain probate in common form



Part 6       Intestacy and letters of adminstration



28             Letters of administration - jurisdiction

29             Grant of letters of administration and general rules

30             Discretionary grants

31             Grant of administration to a stranger



Part 7       Administration with will annexed



32             Grant of letters of administation with will annexed

33             Incompetence of executor by reason of minority -administration during minority



Part 8       Practice as to grant of letters of administration on intestacy



34             Letters of administration on intestacy - practice

35             Security for administration



Part 9       Michellaneous applications



35             Overseas executor or applicant

36             Grants where executor incompetent

37             Administration pending legal proceedings

38             Administration ad colligenda bona


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