Problems during the administration

Problems during the administration guidance:

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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Deaths at sea and abroad The death should be registered by the relevant service department and then with the General Register Office where it occurred: • on a merchant...

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Insolvent estates An estate is insolvent if, when realised, it will be insufficient to meet in full the debts and other liabilities to which it is subject. An estate is...

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What is intermeddling? An individual who performs certain duties which a personal representative (PR) would perform to administer a deceased’s estate intermeddles in the...

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The Will cannot be found Where the Will cannot be found among the deceased's paperwork but is believed to exist: • make enquiries of the deceased's family and friends •...

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Breach of duty A breach of duty may arise where the personal representatives (PRs) distribute an estate without taking into account the existence of a beneficiary of whom...

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Solicitors Regulation Authority The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales. The SRA provides...

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Tracing beneficiaries The solicitor could take the following steps to trace beneficiaries: • make section 27 of the Trustee Act 1925 (TA 1925) notices and searches •...

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