He was imprisoned after he 'buried his head in the sand'

National law firm Clarke Willmott has advised of the importance of seeking legal advice when acting as the executor of an estate “before things go wrong” after a man was jailed for failing to fulfil his duties.

Carolyn Watson, private client solicitor at Clarke Wilmott, said acting as an executor is sometimes straightforward; however, it can very quickly become confusing, convoluted and time-consuming.

She explained executors – those responsible for administering a deceased person’s estate – have a range of responsibilities that kick in when a person dies. These include: 

  • organising the payment of any tax due, such as inheritance and income tax 
  • applying for any appli...
    Suzanne Townley
    News Editor
    Solicitors Journal

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