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Administration of Estates Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

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11Rights of next-of-kin.N.I.

(1)If an intestate dies leaving neither spouse[F1 nor civil partner]F1 nor issue nor parent nor brother nor sister nor issue of any deceased brother or sister, his estate shall, subject to the succeeding provisions of this Part, be distributed in equal shares among his next-of-kin.

(2)Where any uncle or aunt of the intestate (being brother or sister of a parent of the intestate) who would have been, or been included among, such next-of-kin if he or she had survived the intestate has predeceased the intestate leaving issue who survive the intestate such issue shall represent that uncle or aunt and shall by such representation take per stirpes the share that uncle or aunt would have taken as next-of-kin if he or she had survived the intestate.

(3)Representation of next-of-kin shall not be admitted amongst collaterals except in the case of issue of brothers and sisters of the intestate and issue of uncles and aunts of the intestate.

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