Executors: Do not pass go

A recent High Court decision to impose a custodial sentence on an executor is a warning to lax executors and administrators of estates everywhere. Laura Abbott discusses Totton This case is a stark reminder of the duties of an executor and the significant consequences of a failure to comply with them. An executor’s duties are …
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Cases Referenced

  • Marketmaker Technology (Beijing) Co Ltd & ors v CMC Group plc & ors [2009] EWHC 1445 (QB)
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd v Khan & ors [2022] EWHC 45 (Ch)
  • The Law House Ltd (In Administration) v Adams [2020] EWHC 2344 (Ch)
  • Totton & anor v Totton [2022] EWHC 2304 (Ch)
  • Totton & anor v Totton [2022] EWHC 2345 (Ch) (to be reported in the web reports of the Wills and Trusts Law Reports)