An executor is someone appointed by a will to administer the deceased’s estate after their death. A will can appoint up to four executors to act jointly. This provides opportunity for dispute arising between the executors as to how the deceased’s estate should be distributed or managed.
If you are currently involved in a dispute with a fellow executor or if you feel that an executor should be made accountable for the way in which the estate of a loved one has been administered then we can advise you on possible solutions. This might involve applying to the court for removal or substitution of an executor from their office.
Alternatively, if you are an executor and need guidance on your responsibilities or advice on how you can protect yourself from claims brought by beneficiaries, then we will be able to assist.
We always aim to achieve a settlement out of court so as to minimise the costs to the estate and the parties involved. However, should it be necessary for the matter to be taken to court then our experienced litigators will be able to maximise the chances of success on your behalf.