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Paralegal Distance Learning Course | Level 4 Succession (Procedural Law)


Succession -Procedural Law - Single Unit

This unit forms part of our Level 4 -  Dipolma in Paralegal Studies. It is available to study as a single unit. 


Course Fees

Single Subjects £400 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £150 followed by two instalments of £125

Full Course £1420 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £400 and six monthly instalments of £170


• All course material

• Assignment and test marking

• Full tutorial support

• One-year NALP student membership

• Certificate on completion



The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the practical skills to be able to explain the procedure for winding up the Estate of a person who leaves a Will and those who do not. 

  • Wills: Taking instructions

  • Functions and scope of a will: Gifts, bequests, legacies and devises, residue

  • Appointment of Executors

  • Failure of bequests

  • Testacy and Intestacy

  • Probate & Administration - Practice and Procedure

  • Administering the Estate: Personal Representatives and their duties and powers

  • Protection against claims; distribution of the estate

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the formalities for making a Will 
  • Understand the nature of gifts in a will
  • Understand how a will may be revoked
  • Understand the rules of intestacy where a deceased died without a valid will 
  • Understand the procedure in administering an estare
  • Understand when Inheritance Tax is payable. 



Assignments can be requested when the learner is ready, and once requested and sent, the Learner will have a four week period in which to complete the assignment and return by the due date.

Tutors are on hand to answer any queries that the student may have and give unlimited help and guidance if there is anything that the student may not fully understand with regard to the material.


Entry Requirements

One of the following is required or equivalent - if unsure, please contact us 0845 862 7000
NALP Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Paralegal Practice; two A' Levels; an A' Level Law; BTEC National Diploma (NVQ/GNVQ Level 3 or above);
CILEX Level 3 Qualifications; ILSPAs Legal Secretary Diploma
Mature Students Welcome (over 25) without any of the above - please contact us to confirm eligibility.
Non UK: Equivalent Qualifications - please contact us to confirm eligibility


Please Note: The NALP Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies is only available in English.
 If your first language is not English then you must be able to provide evidence that your spoken and written command of the English Language is adequate for the qualification for which you have applied. e.g. IELTS Level 6, GCSE English.