Keeping in Touch
We know how important it is to keep our clients well informed. You will always have a key contact, who will advise you every step of the way, and be available to answer your questions.
Savings and Investment
Especially with larger estates, it’s vital to save and invest the proceeds wisely. We have at our clients’ disposal a range of trusted advisers who operate to the highest ethical standards, and will be delighted to discuss your options without any obligation.
The Executry Process
Executry is the administration of a deceased’s estate once the executor is given authority to distribute it.
Some of the steps involved are as follows:
At Ness Gallagher, our executry lawyers can assist you with winding up the estate of a loved one, providing you with valuable legal support from beginning to end.
The role of an executor
An executor is appointed to look after a deceased person’s estate, take care of gathering assets, paying debts and taxes on the estate, valuing the estate and distributing the estate in accordance with a Will, if there is one.
Typically, a Will should detail who is to be appointed as executor of the estate (e.g., family members of the deceased). In cases where the executor is not a lawyer, it is advisable to instruct a legal professional to manage the administration on the estate.
What happens if there is no Will?
If a Will is not present, you can apply to the court to be appointed as an executor. The deceased’s spouse or next of kin is usually appointed, and the estate is then divided according to the intestacy rules that apply in Scotland.
Ness Gallagher Solicitors has been helping clients settle their loved one’s estate for over 40 years. We have the experience and expertise to deal with your all executry needs and pride ourselves on explaining the process and communicating regularly with our clients.
Our priority is to help you seek closure at this emotional time, and we will do everything in our power to ensure the estate is dealt with as efficiently as possible. Our dependable and understanding solicitors offer a client-focused service, and strive to alleviate any stress added by the executry process.