Choosing the right executors might be the most important part of the Will writing process. To a large extent, acting as an executor is an administrative role requiring knowledge of the deceased’s financial affairs and family. It does, however, carry with it a lot of responsibility and an executor can be held accountable if any mistakes are made.
What we offer
Mercer & Hole Trustees Limited is a trust corporation licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales to conduct probate work. The directors of the trust corporation include Mercer & Hole partners, all of whom have extensive private client, trust and inheritance tax knowledge.
Whilst it is possible to appoint the individual partner who looks after your business and/or personal affairs, appointing Mercer & Hole Trustees Limited has these additional advantages:
- Unlike an individual, a trust corporation never loses mental capacity nor dies so will always be able to act
- There are formal protocols in place which dictate the way in which directors of the trust corporation undertake their duties
It is best to appoint at least two or three executors and you will want to select people who are likely to survive you, and who will be fit and capable of doing the job. You may also want to consider if it is practical for that person to be an executor, for example, it can be tricky to administer an estate if your executor lives abroad. You may also want to think about any awkward assets in other jurisdictions or family friction when making your choices.
We offer a service to hold your Will and letter of wishes (once executed) in safe keeping for you and there is no on-going charge for this.
Probate Services Specialists
Why work with us?
Our team works to the highest standard to provide evidence that withstand close legal scrutiny and cross-examination. We are well prepared and confident in our ability to communicate and defend our opinions effectively, both in writing and on cross-examination.
Tolley's Taxation Awards 2019 Best Private Client Practice Finalist
Cross Team Expertise
We offer you a truly joined-up service, with both our financial planning and private client tax working together to give you the best possible advice
We are a founder member of The International Accounting Group (TIAG)
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