Author Archives for Chantal Haddon

Government Bows to Pressure Over Introduction of Tiered Probate Fees

October 30, 2019 1:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Amid accusations of stealth taxation government u-turns on probate fees Lack of parliamentary time and mounting pressure from probate professionals prevented the introduction of new tiered probate fees in April this year.

Executors Need to be Balanced and Fair to Protect Against Claims

August 28, 2019 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A recent case (Griffin v Higgs & Ors 2018) , where executors were ordered to pay costs of over £1million, as... View Article

Can Executors Claim Expenses Against an Estate?

June 24, 2019 10:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you become the executor of an estate, you take on an unpaid and time-consuming role with considerable responsibilities attached.... View Article

Executors Can Be Held Responsible For Unpaid Debts Connected to a Deceased Estate

March 7, 2019 1:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Two simple steps to protect you from claims – Executors and Administrators can be held personally responsible for unpaid debts... View Article

Santander Fined £32.8 million for Holding Money from Bereaved Accounts

December 20, 2018 4:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A chaotic probate and bereavement service at Santander bank, left beneficiaries out of pocket as the bank failed to distribute... View Article

What is the Executor’s Year?

June 4, 2018 9:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Organising the distribution of an estate and dealing with probate is not a quick process even with very straightforward wills... View Article

Are Lay Executors Entitled to Financial Compensation?

March 28, 2018 12:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The short answer is no – although being a lay executor can be very time consuming and involved, there is... View Article

How can an Executor protect themselves against Claims from Unknown Creditors?

February 8, 2018 12:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Executors can be held personally liable if a creditor comes to light long after an estate has been distributed but... View Article

Should Parents Choose their Children as Executors?

February 1, 2018 12:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Parents often choose their children to act as joint executors but this can be a recipe for disaster if they... View Article

Can you keep Digital Accounts Secure but Provide Access to Executors after Death?

January 13, 2018 11:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  So many of us now maintain a personal presence on the internet through our emails, social networking sites, blogs... View Article