Author(s): Nicky Richardson
This little book is written for people who have no legal knowledge but who are interested in, or contemplate becoming an executor or administrator. Clear and straightforward it will tell you everything you need to know about: The appointment of executors and administrators; their duties; their powers; their rights; and their liabilities It also includes a glossary, specially for those without legal knowledge.
Nicky Richardson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at Canterbury University and the author of the highly popular and successful Nevill’s Law of Trusts, Wills and Administration.
Glossary Introduction Sets out aims of the book: Concise, practical plain English guide for non lawyers who are an executor or administrator. Overview on wills and short history of executors Executors and administrators Definitions Nature of office Appointment of executors Who may be executor Power of the court to pass over the persons who would by law have been entitled to grant administration Acceptance of office Cessation of an executor’s right to prove a will Devolution of executorship Probate in common form and in solemn form Lost will Letters of administration Executors’ commission Relief of executors and administrators Duties of executors and administrators To bury the deceased To make an inventory of assets To get in the assets To pay all testamentary expenses and debts Further duties Powers, rights and liabilities of executors and administrators Power of sale of personality Power of sale of realty Power to appropriate assets Power to obtain payment without probate Rights of action Liabilities