Who are Executors and what is their function?

Andrew Murray, of leading solicitors Bishop & Sewell LLP, explains the role of an Executor.

In English law, the executor is the person that will own your estate temporarily with a license from the court, the granted probate, saying that we own your estate to be able to pass it to the beneficiaries. That’s the function of an executor.

Simply put they ‘Execute’ the instructions contained within your Will. They manage your bank accounts, savings, property and other assets, and are responsible for distributing these things in accordance with your wishes.

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