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Symposium on intestate succession law

Succession Law


Moot Court Room
Old College
South Bridge


Fri 11 October 2019

This event is hosted by the Edinburgh Centre for Private Law

About the event
The law of intestate succession has long been under review but its reform is proving difficult. The purpose of this Symposium is to examine this complex area of the law in light of the the Scottish Law Commission’s report of 2009 and the Scottish Govern-ment’s consultation of 2019. 

Session 1
14.00-14.15 Welcome and Introduction - Alexandra Braun (University of Edinburgh)
14.15-14.45 Why is it so hard to reform the Scots law of intestate succession? - Dot Reid (University of Glasgow)
14.45-15.30 Discussion
15.30-15.50 Tea and coffee

Session 2
15.50-16.20 Death the leveller – happy and unhappy family succession - Alan Barr (University of Edinburgh and Brodies LLP)
16.20-16.50 Intestate Succession: A Comparative Perspective Jan Peter Schmidt (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg)
16.50-18.00 Discussion followed by drinks

Those with an interest in this topic are welcome to attend but, due to limitations of space, should pre-register with Professor Alexandra Braun (