If you have been appointed as an Executor of an Estate, it is important to understand what your duties are and how an Estate should be administered in terms of Scottish law. An Executor will act as the legal representative of the deceased and must administer their Estate in terms of their Will, pay off any debts or taxes that the deceased may be liable for on death and distribute the estate to the beneficiaries.

While it is possible for an Executor to handle the Estate of a deceased without any legal help, they may decide to instruct a solicitor to assist them. At Bell + Craig, we appreciate that the death of a loved one is a time for grieving and we aim to make the process of managing a deceased’s estate as stress-free as possible in an already difficult time.