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Administration of Estates Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

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(1)Nothing in this Act shall affect any unrepealed enactment dispensing with probate or administration as respects personal estate not including chattels real.

(2)Nothing in this Act shall—

Para. (a) rep. by 1975 c. 7

(b)alter the incidence of any death duty;

(c)affect any remedy of the Ministry of FinanceF1 for the recovery of any death duty.

(3)Except to the extent to which any provision of this Act expressly provides to the contrary the provisions of this Act shall not apply to the estate of any person dying before the commencement of this Act.

(4)Nothing in this Act in any manner affects or alters the descent or devolution of any property for the time being vested in Her Majesty either in right of the Crown or of the Duchy of Lancaster or of any property for the time being belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall.

(5)Nothing in this Act shall affect the operation of any rule of law [F2 whereby a person may by reason of his own criminal act be precluded] from taking any benefit either under the will or on the intestacy of [F2 another].

F1Functions transf. to Commrs. of Inland Revenue, SI 1973/2163

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