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... View Article

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