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  • Renouncing executorship

    Hi, I've been named as an executor in a recently deceased person's will and I'm going to renounce executorship. I haven't 'intermeddled.'

    Is it appropriate/efficient/helpful to use the firm dealing with the will to draw up the renunciation deed or is it better to use a separate unconnected legal firm? Or does it not matter?

    I'm not a blood relative of the deceased, nor am I a beneficiary (I'm not sure if those things make any difference).

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  • #2
    Hi there & welcome.
    You don't need a solicitor!
    The form is here: https://assets.publishing.service.go...6/pa15-eng.pdf

    It then needs to be lodged with the original will (or a verified copy if the original is not available) at the Probate Registry


    • #3
      Thanks DES8, that is hugely helpful and also a relief. Cheers for the welcome too.

      I have a further question. The solicitor holding the will wants me to give him an original death certificate before things can go any further. I don't have it as I was not in contact with the lady for a couple of years before she died. I'm not sure but I'd think her children would have it. Can I just inform the solicitor of this or do I have to try and get it myself?


      • #4
        Presumably you did not register her death so there is no reason why you should have the certificate.
        I would just inform the solicitor you don't have it, and point him in the direction of her family.


        • #5
          Thanks again DES8; that's perfect, very clear. You're correct; I didn't register the death. I think wires got crossed somewhere. I'll contact the solicitor.


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