Costs – executors and neutrality

February 2024 | Wills, probate and administration
Executors are required to remain neutral if the validity of the will is in dispute, or risk being responsible for the costs incurred. Under CPR PD 46, a PR is entitled to an indemnity out of the estate for ‘costs properly incurred’. Whether costs were properly incurred depends on all the circumstances of the case, …
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