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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 73: Meaning of disposition

202.Section 73 defines the terms “disposition” and “power of appointment ” for the purposes of Chapter 4. Subsection (3) confirms that the provisions of this Chapter apply equally to an oral disposition as to a written one. For the purposes of Chapter 4, subsection (4) provides that the date of death of the testator is the date a will or codicil is treated as being made and subsection (5) provides that the provisions of the law of intestate succession are to be treated as if they are contained in an instrument that the deceased executed while of full capacity immediately before his death.

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