Acting as an Executor or Trustee brings with it a host of legal duties and responsibilities. When people act jointly with others, conflicts can, and often do, arise between them. Taylor&Emmet’s Trust Dispute team are recognised experts in dealing with such conflicts with a broad range of experience in acting for one or more executors or trustees in all manner of circumstances including:-
- Removal of co-executors or co-trustees
- High Court Applications for the Court to order how a trust or estate should be administered
- Retirement or renunciations of Trustees or Executors
- Applications for delivery or handing up of Trust or Estate assets
There are special rules regarding the legal costs of Trustee or Executor Disputes. It is therefore vital to obtain specialist legal advice at as early a stage as possible.
Court Proceedings can be not only expensive but also extremely time consuming and stressful. In many Inheritance, Will and Trust Disputes, family relations can also be strained and threat of court proceedings can only heighten such tensions. That is why at Taylor&Emmet we will discuss with you the potential for alternative methods to resolve matters including open meetings or mediations which often provide a quicker, more cost-effective method of providing clients with a satisfactory solution.