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Sheena Grattan, August 2016

Sheena Grattan TEP is a practising Barrister and a founding member of STEP Northern Ireland. 

Summary:

Sheena Grattan highlights some of the differences in intestacy law between Northern Ireland and England and Wales.

The basis of intestacy law in Northern Ireland is the presumed intention of the deceased. In this respect, Northern Ireland follows the approach of many common-law jurisdictions, including England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

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