10.08.16

A Digital Death

The internet has grown fast over the past two decades – nearly as fast as those pesky Pokémon pop up – and unsurprisingly the law has struggled to keep pace with all the challenges this creates. In the pre-internet age, … Find out more »

11.07.16

Increase in Probate Fees

With all the news surrounding Brexit you may have not read that the government is proposing a new tiered system of probate fees in England and Wales, based on the value of the deceased’s estate, rather than the current flat … Find out more »

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Estate Administration

In accordance with English law if a person dies intestate (ie without leaving a will) then “Administration of an Estate on Death” arises. Put simply, if a person dies leaving a will whereby they appoint an Executor, the estate will go to probate. However, if no will is left by the deceased or the will is invalid or incomplete in any way then it becomes necessary, by law, to appoint an Administrator (often referred to as an Administratrix if female).

The duty of an Administrator is similar to that of an Executor, in that the Administrator acts as the personal representative of the deceased, although the Administrator must act in accordance with the law relating to this.

The steps involved in probate. 

Probate FAQs.

Glossary of Probate terms,