Categories for

30th Oct

Government Bows to Pressure Over Introduction of Tiered Probate Fees

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.

Read More
28th Aug

Executors Need to be Balanced and Fair to Protect Against Claims

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

Read More
24th Jun

Can Executors Claim Expenses Against an Estate?

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

Read More
07th Mar

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

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

Read More
20th Dec

Santander Fined £32.8 million for Holding Money from Bereaved Accounts

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

Read More
04th Jun

What is the Executor’s Year?

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

Read More
28th Mar

Are Lay Executors Entitled to Financial Compensation?

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

Read More
08th Feb

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

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

Read More
01st Feb

Should Parents Choose their Children as Executors?

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

Read More
13th Jan

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

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

Read More