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What is an executor?

An executor is a person who handles all of the legal administrative tasks involved in ensuring that the wishes in your will are respected. Furthermore, an executor helps to ensure that your beneficiaries receive what they are entitled to.

Some often choose to appoint their relatives for the role – whether that be their husband, wife, son or daughter. Although your family and friends may be eager to act as executors, it can be challenging to think clearly and make the best decisions during times of grief. When you need that extra support, professional executors can help.

Benefits of Professional Executor Services

There are many advantages to choosing a professional executor to manage your estate, including:


The death of a loved one alone is enough to cause stress and pressure on family and friends. On top of this, dealing with the legal process can be too overwhelming to bear, resulting in the estate not being handled. By relieving you of the pressure of dealing with the legal process, a competent executor can help you minimise the stress.


Executors are impartial. Dealing with a loved one’s estate can be an emotional process, and all of that emotion can cause disagreements in the family. Following a bereavement, family tensions can lead to the estate not being appropriately handled. A competent, impartial executor can ensure that all issues are resolved fairly and in the estate’s best interests and its beneficiaries.


An experienced executor will have the knowledge and expertise to handle your estate accurately, effectively and efficiently.

Specialist probate team

Fixed fee

Unlike solicitors and other legal companies who charge an hourly rate, we offer a fixed fee service which is quoted in advance of any work being undertaken, providing your clients with the security of knowing the cost at outset.

Dedicated Case Handler

Your client will be allocated a designated point of contact who will manage the estate administration

Regular updates

You and your client will be provided with updates at each key point of the estate administration process.


We offer free and independent advice in relation to the Will and possible strategies that could be implemented to ensure the assets that pass through the Will are protected in the most tax efficient way.

Bespoke software

We have developed our own software which provides you with an instant quote for you to present to your clients, with notifications throughout the estate administration process for you to keep track of progress.

Get in touch to learn more about CTT Tax & Trust’s leading professional executor services.

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