About the book
Law relating to Wills has evoked curiosity amongst Judges, lawyers and law students
alike. This book offers exhaustive commentary on principles governing this law and
illustrates them with contemporary case laws. The book does not contain many judicial
authorities of colonial period which have lost relevance in current times, but it does
examine the relevant pronouncements.
The book discusses concepts which are fundamental to exercise of testamentary
jurisdiction, in detail which often engages courts. Four chapters elaborate on law
relating to execution and proof of Will. Three chapters are devoted to discussing law
relating to grant of probate and letters of administration. Concept of revocation of Will
and revocation of probate and letters of administration has been discussed in one
Other aspects of law, which do not much invite much attention of courts like construction
of Will, jurisdiction of court, powers and duties of executors and administrators, void
bequest, vesting of legacy, contingent bequest, conditional bequest etc. have also
received their due share in the book.
Anupam Srivastava graduated in law in 1991 and has been practicing civil law in Delhi
since then. Testamentary jurisdiction is one of his practice areas, whose experience
motivated him to co-author this book.
Monika Srivastava is a Masters in Law. She graduated from Campus Law Centre, Delhi
University in the year 1991. She performs the roles of a lawyer, Meditator, Author and a
Law teacher with ease. She practices in courts at Delhi and is a trained mediator with
Delhi High Court Mediation Centre.
Bloomsbury Law of Wills decoded by Anupam Srivastava & Monika Srivastava Edition 2021
Bloomsbury Law of Wills decoded by Anupam Srivastava & Monika Srivastava EditionThe book discusses concepts which are fundamental to exercise of testamentary
jurisdiction, in detail which often engages courts. 2021