SQE2 - Wills Outline


SQE2 - Wills Outline

Are you overwhelmed by the masses of information you are expected to know?

Are you short on time to make notes?

Do you just want a summary of the functioning legal knowledge that you need to know?

Then, you are in the

Functioning Legal Knowledge for SQE2 - Wills

contains summaries in bullet-point format of:

All topics listed by the SRA in the FLK for Wills

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Why SQE2 Outlines?

Have a quick reference to revise from

Created by someone who passed the SQE2 first time

Value for money & affordable

What does the SQE2 Wills Outline cover?

The SQE2 Wills Outline contains the entire functioning knowledge specified by the SRA in relation to Wills for the SQE2:

Wills and Intestacy

Validity of wills and codicils:

  • testamentary capacity
  • duress and undue influence
  • formal requirements.

Personal Representatives:

  • the appointment of executors
  • renunciation and reservation of power.

Alterations and amendments to wills:

  • effect of alterations made to wills both before and after execution
  • use of codicils.

Revocation of wills:

  • methods of revocation
  • effect of marriage and divorce of a testator.

The interpretation of wills:

  • effect of different types of gift
  • failure of gifts.

The intestacy rules:

  • Section 46 of The Administration of Estates Act 1925
  • the statutory trusts.

Property passing outside the estate:

  • joint property
  • life policies
  • pension scheme benefits
  • trust property.

Probate and Administration Practice

Grants of representation:

  • need for grant
  • the relevant provisions of the Non-Contentious Probate Rules
  • application procedure
  • valuation of assets and liabilities
  • excepted estates
  • methods of funding the initial payment of Inheritance Tax
  • burden and incidence of Inheritance Tax.

Administration of estates:

  • duties of personal representatives
  • liabilities of personal representatives and their protection
  • the sale of assets to raise funds to pay funeral expenses, tax, debts and legacies
  • distribution of the estate.

Claims against estates under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975:

  • time limit
  • applicants
  • ground.

Taxation – wills and the administration of estates

Inheritance Tax:

  • lifetime transfers that are immediately chargeable and those that are potentially exempt
  • transfers on death
  • exemptions and reliefs
  • the scope of anti-avoidance provisions.

Income and Capital Gains Tax in respect of the period of the administration of an estate:

  • the personal representatives’ liability to Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax
  • the beneficiaries’ liability to Capital Gains Tax on inherited assets.

What is the SQE2?

The SQE2 exam is the second of two "super" exams required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in order to qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales.

The SQE2 exam contains the following assessments:

  • Written Part
    • Day 1 - Dispute Resolution and Criminal Procedure
    • Day 2 - Property and Wills
    • Day 3 - Business Law
  • Oral Part
    • Day 1 - Dispute Resolution and Property
    • Day 2 - Criminal Procedure and Wills

Each day of the written part includes:

  • Case & Matter Analysis (60min)
  • Legal Writing (30min)
  • Legal Research (60min)
  • Legal Drafting (45min)

Each day of the oral part includes:

  • Advocacy (45min prep and 15min presentation)
  • Client Interviewing (10min prep, 25min interviewing, and 25min writing an attendance note by hand)

Who will teach me?

madeleine weber

Hi there

My name is Madeleine Weber!

I have been working as a legal professional for half a decade, predominantly in the IT industry as an in-house counsel in the UK.

I qualified as a solicitor via the transitional arrangements by sitting the QLTS MCT and the SQE2.

I passed the first ever SQE2 exam on my first attempt in 2022.

Whilst preparing for the exam, I really wished I had concise revision notes to revise from. I didn't have much time to make revision notes, and the notes I purchased from the prep course providers were incredibly lengthy.

That is what inspired me to write out concise and easy to follow notes based on the Functioning Legal Knowledge required by the SRA.




What else do I need to pass the SQE2?

This is a very subjective question and will depend on your background and education. 

I personally would recommend to purchase a SQE2 preparation course, as this will provide you with all the tools to have the best chance to pass on your first attempt. 

My SQE2 outlines should be relied on as supplementary revision aides. 

How long will I have access to the material?

You will have access for 1 year from the date of purchase. 

What exactly is contained in the outline?

A summary of all the topics listed by the SRA in relation to criminal law and procedure that may be tested on the SQE2. 

Will I be able to access the material offline as well?

All materials are downloadable and usable offline.

The course is provided via Teachable. All materials will be available on all your devices either via a web browser or via the Teachable app. 

What is your refund policy?

If you are unhappy about any aspect of the course, do let me know and I will do my best to sort the issue out for you.

Otherwise, there is no refund policy for this item.