Probate: Pride and prejudice

Paul Willan outlines a case which shows the importance of executors understanding to whom they owe their obligations The problem was that the executors were confusing their obligations to the estate with their obligations to the discretionary beneficiaries. Practitioners will be aware that family arguments are often the most difficult of cases, whether the context …
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Executors: More than friction

Recent case law has clarified when the court considers an executor can be removed due to the breakdown of the relationship with the beneficiaries. Laura Abbott explains Executors have a duty to administer the estate in accordance with law and in a timely manner, and to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries, not …
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