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Latest articles from Leigh Beirne

  • Acting as an Executor – What can I expect?

    Acting as an Executor – What can I expect?

    Taking on the role of Executor carries with it a great deal of responsibility. An Executor has the legal authority to administer an estate and as part of that process, must identify and value the deceased person's assets and ensure they are distributed to the relevant beneficiaries per the terms of the deceased person's Will, or according to the rules of intestate succession in Scotland.  In attending to the executry administration, an Executor will often instruct a solicitor to assist them with the role, as there is a strict legal process to be followed.

  • Why you need an up-to-date Will (one that your family, or even your cat, can find!)

    Why you need an up-to-date Will (one that your family, or even your cat, can find!)

    An interesting article recently featured in the press, detailing a family feud that occurred between Venetia Murray and her brother, Dale Brunt, over the £2 million inheritance of their brother Dean, who died tragically in an accident at the age of 35. By recording your wishes in a Will, you can avoid the anguish not to mention the time and cost suffered by the Brunt family in this scenario.