Thomas Gray, ‘Succession Law: Reflections and Directions’

Succession law impacts the lives of all Australians. The transfer of property from one generation to the next is a rite of passage, and the making of a will is considered a ‘social norm’. It is estimated that almost 60% of adult Australians have a will. Moreover, 54% of those that do not have a will, intend to make one. The likelihood of having a will increases with age and the accumulation of assets; 93% of Australians over the age of 70 have a will. This enthusiasm of Australians to be testate implies that will-making is treated as important …

Thomas Gray QC, Succession Law: Reflections and Directions, Adelaide Law Review volume 40 number 1 2019.

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