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If an executor has intermeddled, can they have power reserved to them?

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Produced in partnership with Robert Smeath of New Quadrant Partners Ltd
Last updated on 21/09/2018

The following Private Client Q&A produced in partnership with Robert Smeath of New Quadrant Partners Ltd provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • If an executor has intermeddled, can they have power reserved to them?

If an executor has intermeddled, can they have power reserved to them?

An executor intermeddles in an estate if they have performed actions relating to the deceased’s estate. By carrying out these actions, an individual accepts the role of personal representative (PR) even if they do not wish to act in that capacity. This means that the individual risks being liable for their actions in respect of the estate.

One of the main consequences of intermeddling is that the person loses the right to renounce to take a grant because they already

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