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The Wills and Administration Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II WILLS

    1. Scope of, and power to make, will

      1. 3.Power to dispose of estate by will

      2. 4.Minority

    2. Execution of will

      1. 5.Formalities for execution

      2. 6.Testamentary execution of power

      3. 7.Incompetency of witness

      4. 8.Gift to witness

      5. 9.Witnessing by creditor

      6. 10.Witnessing by executor

      7. 11.Alteration of will after execution

    3. Effect of marriage, divorce, etc.

      1. 12.Effect of marriage

      2. 13.Effect of dissolution or annulment of marriage

      3. 13A.Effect of civil partnership

      4. 13B.Effect of dissolution or annulment of civil partnership

    4. Revocation, revival and confirmation

      1. 14.Revocation

      2. 15.Revival of revoked will

      3. 16.Effect of re-execution or codicil

    5. Gifts

      1. 17.Will speaks from death

      2. 18.Words of limitation unnecessary

      3. 19.Residuary dispositions to carry property comprised in lapsed and void gifts

      4. 20.Implied execution of general power of appointment

      5. 21.Contingent and future gifts carry the intermediate income

      6. 22.Gifts to children etc. who predecease testator

      7. 23.Presumption as to effect of gifts to spouses or civil partners

      8. 24.Property subject to an option

    6. Interpretation of wills

      1. 25.Extrinsic evidence

      2. 26.Construction of certain expressions

      3. 27.Construction and effect of references to failure of issue

      4. 28.Operative meaning to be preferred

    7. Rectification

      1. 29.Rectification of wills

    8. Personal representatives

      1. 30.Substitute executors: uncertainty about order of deaths

  4. PART III ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES AND TRUSTS

    1. Limitation of actions

      1. 31.Executors de son tort

    2. Powers of High Court in proceedings relating to estates of deceased persons and trusts

      1. 32.Power to make judgments binding on persons who are not parties

      2. 33.Power to authorise action to be taken in reliance on counsel's opinion

      3. 34.Powers on compromise of probate action

      4. 35.Power to appoint substitute for, or to remove, personal representative

  5. PART IV GENERAL

    1. 36.Transitional provisions and savings

    2. Article 37—Amendments

    3. Article 38—Repeals

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS

      1. Transitional provisions

        1. 1.Except where otherwise expressly provided, the provisions of Part II...

        2. 2.The reference in the definition of “witness” in Article 2(2)...

        3. 3.In the application of Article 5 to a will made...

        4. 4.In the application of Article 6 to a will made...

        5. 5.Article 8(3) applies only to the will of a person...

        6. 6.In relation to an alteration made before the commencement, the...

        7. 7.Article 12(3) and (4) do not apply to a will...

        8. 8.Article 13 does not affect the will of a testator...

        9. 9.In relation to writing made before the commencement declaring an...

        10. 10.Article 18(2), and Articles 21 to 25, do not affect...

        11. 11.Article 26 does not apply to a will made before...

        12. 12.Article 27(3), in relation to wills coming into operation before...

      2. Savings

        1. 13.Nothing in Part II prejudices section 11 of the Wills...

        2. 14.(1) Nothing in Part II prejudices the Wills Act 1963...

        3. 15.(1) The repeal of section 9 of the Wills Act...

        4. 16.The repeal of the Wills Act Amendment Act 1852 does...

        5. 17.The repeal of the Wills (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1954...

        6. 18.The repeal of Article 5 of the Family Law Reform...

      1. Schedule 2—Amendments

      1. Schedule 3—Repeals

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