Digital Inheritance in the United Kingdom


This article is assessing the UK's approach to digital inheritance and digital assets. It analyses the state of play and critically looks into the reform proposal initiated by the Law Commission in the area of law of wills. Given the technological solutions (e.g. Inactive Account Manager and Legacy Contact), the lack of clarity of the UK law applicable to digital inheritance and the current approached in the proposed reform, the author argues that the law reform should consider digital assets in more depth and legislate this crucial area.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital assets,inheritance,UK
Publication ISSN: 2364-4710
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 10:55
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 15:23
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Related URLs: http://www.kluw ... id=EuCML2017055 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-11-21
Accepted Date: 2017-11-20
Authors: Harbinja, Edina (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-2779-8959)



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