The Administration of Estates: Practical Considerations


Materials comprise paper and PowerPoint handout.


Alison Gilbert, Partner, Brookfields
Samuel Ames, Senior Solicitor, Brookfields


There is an increasing readiness to challenge wills and the decisions of executors. Therefore, it has never been more important to handle estate administration professionally and carefully.

This webinar will cover the essentials of estate administration, a discussion of the ‘problems’ that can arise in the course of administration (legal and non-legal), the issues that need to be thought through and when an estate can be distributed in a different way.

With more estate administration work being given to junior solicitors, practitioners need to keep up-to-date with the unique challenges this work has to offer to ensure clients receive sound advice.

These materials will help you

  • Understand better the role of the executor/administrator during their executorship including getting family consent, funeral arrangements and preparing distribution statements as well as the executor's discretion and how to manage multiple executors.
  • Gain insights to issues such as how best to deal with family dynamics and how to avoid litigation if possible.
  • Learn more about the potential problems that might arise in respect of distributions to overseas beneficiaries including potential tax implications and compensation in lieu of chattels as well how best to utilise a deed of arrangement to achieve a different distribution of the estate.

Intended audience

All lawyers involved in estate administration, particularly junior to intermediate practitioners and legal executives.

Publication dateFebruary 2018
FormatPDF and/or hard copy
CPD Seminar Papers
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