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Professional Executors: To Charge, Or Not To Charge?

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Law in a Nutshell

An executor is not generally entitled to be paid for the work done in that role, unless the will says they can. The result may prove unfair and financially costly to an executor, but limited exceptions may be available to executors working in a professional capacity.

What's covered?

General rule and exceptions, case law examples and what to do in practice with clients.

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Recommended knoweldge level  

Beginner & Intermediate

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3 questions at the end to check your understanding