On intestacy,24 the order of priority for a grant25 amongst the persons having a beneficial interest26 in the estate is as follows:

(a)the surviving spouse or civil partner;

(b)the children of the deceased and the issue of any deceased child who died before the deceased;

(c)the father and mother of the deceased;

(d)brothers and sisters of the whole blood and the issue of any deceased brother or sister of the whole blood who died before the deceased;

(e)brothers and sisters of the half blood and the issue of any deceased brother or sister of the half-blood who died before the deceased;

(f)grandparents of the deceased;

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