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New publication - 'Claiming a Promised Inheritance' by Professor Alexandra Braun

Tue 20 September 2022

Claiming a Promised Inheritance front cover

A new monograph by Edinburgh Law School's Professor Alexandra Braun, Lord President Reid Chair of Law, has been published by Oxford University Press.

'Claiming a Promised Inheritance: A Comparative Study', examines those cases where a person is promised a future inheritance and, having acted on it, later discovers that the promise is unfulfilled. It maps and compares various form of redress available to testamentary promisees in a number of jurisdictions, and across both common law and civil law jurisdictions and evaluates the various forms of redress from the perspective of testamentary promisees, placing special emphasis on whether the vulnerabilities and interests of those promisees are protected. The text puts cases at the centre of the comparative legal inquiry, whilst also engaging with both legislative developments and juristic debates and looks beyond the formalities of the law to social practices on the ground, including the emotional realities of claiming a promised inheritance.

The publication is available to purchase online from the Oxford University Press website

A 30% discount is available using the code: ALAUTHC4