The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Q&A assumes that the appointment of the partners of the law firm as executors (alongside the testator's spouse) has been accepted and the partners only wish to disclaim the trusteeship of the ongoing Will trust(s).
The formalities for the partners to disclaim the ongoing trusteeship will depend on the precise terms of the testator's Will.
Depending on the wording used in the Will, it is usually the case that the appointment of partners of a law firm as executors and trustees refers to the partners as at the date of the testator’s death, it is those partners (at the date of death) who are appointed as executors and who are also appointed to act as trustees of any ongoing trusts after the end of the administration period. In some cases, the Will may specify that only those partners
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