Immediate steps following death

Immediate steps following death guidance:

The estate of the late [name of deceased] [[I OR We] [enter name(s) of personal representatives] confirm that as [the personal representative OR the personal...

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This Practice Note considers the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on probate practice and provides answers or guidance on some of the main issues arising for...

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Funeral arrangements Funeral arrangements are usually undertaken by a member of the deceased’s immediate family. The executor may be required to undertake this...

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This document provides general guidance on the immediate steps following a death and introduces the probate procedure for non-professional personal representatives and...

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The personal representatives (PRs) must identify: • all the assets in the estate • any liabilities in the estate The PRs should send preliminary letters to all those: •...

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The disappearance of a person does not automatically enable others to take control of that person's affairs or their property ownership. That can create immense...

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Client:Fee-earner: Matter:Reviewer: Matter Number:Date: File opening:YesNoN/ACorrection/action points Is client clearly identified? Appropriate checklists completed?...

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Is there a Will? Testators make Wills for many reasons but it seems large numbers of people do not make Wills for an equal number of reasons. However, if there is no...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority The Solicitors Regulation Authority's Handbook, which contains the Solicitors Regulation Authority's Code of Conduct 2011 (the Code),...

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The legislation Registering the death is usually undertaken by a member of the deceased’s immediate family. The requirements for registering a death in England and Wales...

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Personal representatives (PRs) have extensive powers to administer the deceased’s estate. Securing the assets The PRs' overriding duty in undertaking the administration...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority The Solicitors Regulation Authority's Handbook, which contains the new Solicitors Regulation Authority's Code of Conduct 2011 (the...

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