Administration actions

View Wills & Probate by content type:

Latest Wills & Probate News

Featured Wills & Probate content

Practice notes
Appropriation is a process by which a personal representative or a trustee uses a specific asset in the estate or trust fund, to meet in full or in...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
What a residuary gift comprisesThe residuary estate will not necessarily comprise only cash, but will usually include other assets that have not been...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
Revocation of a WillA Will is revocable at any time during the testator's lifetime. A testator may not revoke their Will in any manner they choose: a...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
Hotchpot clauses in Wills can be very useful in equalising benefits between beneficiaries. They also have a place in respect of a partial intestacy....
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
Where one of several executors diesSection 5 of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) states that the office of executor is personal to...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, authorised District Probate...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
Read More >
9th Nov
Precedents
Warning to caveator, Rule 44(5)In the High Court of JusticeFamily Division[The nominated registry as defined by rule 44(15)]To [name] of [address] a...
Read More >
9th Nov
Practice notes
Identification of beneficial interestsThe personal representatives (PRs) of an estate must identify:•the beneficiary or beneficiaries entitled to each...
Read More >
9th Nov

Most recent Administration actions content

Practice notes
This Practice Note covers the purpose and procedure of section 41 of the Trustee Act 1925 (TA 1925), which confers jurisdiction on the court to...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Jessica Stafford of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 15th Jan
Practice notes
The nature of disputes as to lifetime dispositionsParticularly where an estate appears to be smaller than anticipated, personal representatives (PRs)...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Emma Holland of Stewarts Law 15th Jan
Practice notes
During the lifetime of the testator they will enter in obligations in respect of contracts, covenants, debts, duties etc. Generally these obligations...
Read More >
15th Jan
Practice notes
STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edwards of Radcliffe Chambers 15th Jan
Practice notes
Most administrations take a little while to complete. In the course of that administration the personal representatives (PRs) will engage in a number...
Read More >
15th Jan
Q&As
Practice Note: Probate actions—citations explains that where an executor is appointed by a deceased testator and that executor refuses to administer...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Graham Stott of gunnercooke LLP 14th Jan
Q&As
Where there is a Will which appoints executors, those personal representatives (PRs) derive their office from the Will as from the date of the...
Read More >
14th Jan
Q&As
Persons who are entitled to a grant to an estate can choose not to take out that grant. It would be unusual for those entitled to take out...
Read More >
14th Jan
Q&As
Intermeddling is where a person carries out acts in a deceased’s estate that show the intention of assuming the role of personal representative. Once...
Read More >
14th Jan
Practice notes
What is intermeddling?An individual who performs certain duties which a personal representative (PR) would perform to administer a deceased’s estate...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Jenny Bird and Charlotte Kynaston of Macfarlanes 14th Jan
Practice notes
STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Mark Lindley of Boodle Hatfield LLP 14th Jan
Q&As
For guidance on removal of personal representatives, see Practice Note: Removal, renunciation and retirement of personal representatives. The Practice...
Read More >
14th Jan
Q&As
For the purpose of this Q&A, we have assumed that:•the child of the deceased is not a minor•a grant of administration'>letters of administration has...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 8th Jan
Q&As
The role of an executor is to gather in and administer the assets of the estate and, having satisfied the liabilities of the estate, to distribute in...
Read More >
Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan

Popular documents