Succession Act 1965

Gifts to an attesting witness, or spouse of witness, to be void.

[1837 (c. 26) s. 15]

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82. (1) If a person attests the execution of a will, and any devise, bequest, estate, interest, gift, or appointment, of or affecting any property (other than charges and directions for the payment of any debt or debts) is given or made by the will to that person or his spouse F36 [ or civil partner ], that devise, bequest, estate, interest, gift, or appointment shall, so far only as concerns the person attesting the execution of the will, or the spouse F36 [ or civil partner ] of that person, or any person claiming under that person or spouse F36 [ or civil partner ], be utterly null and void.

(2) The person so attesting shall be admitted as a witness to prove the execution of the will, or to prove the validity or invalidity thereof, notwithstanding such devise, bequest, estate, interest, gift, or appointment.

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Inserted (1.01.2011) by Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010), s. 77, S.I. No. 648 of 2010.