Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Friday, January 17, 2014

Global TV Show Highlights the Difficulty with Old British Inheritance Law

 

AbbeyFor hundreds of years, the British had passed down estates and titles from father to son. This precedent was changed when the royal pregnancy was announced last year before knowing the sex of the child. Because of the change to British law, a group of female aristocrats began advocating to apply the principle more broadly. The global TV show Downtown Abbey highlights the old British law and the problems with it when the lord of the estate only has female heirs.

See Ari Shapirio The 'Downton Abbey Law' Would Let British Women Inherit Titles, Jan. 15, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/01/global-tv-show-highlights-the-difficulty-with-old-british-inheritance-law-.html

Television, Travel | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef01a51103ac15970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Global TV Show Highlights the Difficulty with Old British Inheritance Law :

Comments

Post a comment