Specialists in resolving estate administration issues
If someone close to you has dies then it can be a very upsetting time. Matters will only be made worse if you then face difficulty in resolving the administration of your loved one’s estate.
We have assisted clients with many different issues which can arise when dealing with the administration of an estate. Whether you are a beneficiary or an executor, we can look at your situation and advise you on the best way forward.
How can we help you with your estate administration and executor disputes?
- Resolving disputes between executors and beneficiaries regarding how the estate should be administered
We have helped both beneficiaries and executors to reach compromises to ensure that the beneficiaries can receive their share of the assets and progress can be made to conclude the administration of the estate as quickly as possible.
- Bringing and defending claims made against executors for mismanaging assets and funds in the estate
We will work hard to ensure that you are able to receive what is rightfully yours and recover any losses caused by the actions of executors.
- Preventing individuals from becoming executors and removing executors
You may have concerns that someone who has been appointed an executor is inappropriate for the role. Alternatively, someone may already have begun acting as an executor and there may be serious concerns about the steps they are taking. We are on hand to ensure the estate is managed properly.
- Advising executors where claims are brought against the estate and when caveats have been entered which prevent progress being made
We can provide our expertise to analyse the difference between claims which have merit and those claims which are merely designed to cause nuisance and delay the administration of the estate.
- Advising executors where relatives refuse to leave or vacate a property belonging to the estate
This issue commonly arises where a property has been left by a parent to multiple children, but one of those children lives in the property at the time of death and refuses to leave. We can help clarify the legal rights of the beneficiaries in these circumstances.
“Amanda Noyce (Band 4) is head of the inheritance and trusts disputes group at Royds Withy King in Bath. An interviewee describes her as “very approachable and understanding,” adding: “I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. She is very thorough with her investigations and covers all angles.” Chambers 2017 UK-wide
“Royds Withy King ‘achieves good results for its clients time and time again’. Amanda Noyce ‘is unflappable’ in Court of Protection applications involving mental capacity issues, as well as Inheritance Act, tax and professional negligence matters.” Legal 500 2016 South West