Telling people that I am a specialist succession lawyer doesn’t explain what it is that I do, unless you know what “succession law” actually means.
But if I say, “I help people plan for death or inability to make decisions”, people know that I help with estate planning.
If I say, “I help people when someone has died and that person’s affairs must be tidied up”, then I am helping with estate administration.
And, if I say, “I help people when things have gone wrong, and practical and legal solutions are needed to resolve an estate dispute”, then I am helping with estate litigation.
All of this is succession law.
It sounds simple, but succession law actually involves many different areas of law. The law of trusts, company law, partnership law, taxation: these are some of the separate areas of law that obtain in the practice of succession law. No wonder it is so interesting!