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Executing your will

An executor is a person (or group of people) chosen to deal with your estate after your death. Being an executor can be a lot of work, so make sure you pick wisely.

You can choose a solicitor to act as a professional executor, especially if the estate is complicated, if there might be a family conflict, or if someone independent is required. They will charge for their services, and this will be paid from the estate. Some charities can also be your executor, but you will need to contact them first.

If you can’t find anyone to act as an executor, there is a government official, the Public Trustee, who can do this.

Last updated: 06/03/2023