Administration Disputes


A dispute may arise in the administration of a deceased person’s estate. An estate is administered by an executor or administrator (these may both be referred to as personal representatives). Administering an estate includes collecting in the assets due to the deceased’s estate, paying all debts, ensuring estate property is kept safe and secure and ultimately distributing the estate to the beneficiaries.

Administration disputes may relate to:

  • Whether the personal representative of the estate is appropriate to act
  • Whether assets should be in the estate or were gifted during lifetime
  • Whether the personal representative of the estate has caused a loss to the estate (perhaps by selling assets under their market value)
  • How the estate assets should be distributed between beneficiaries
  • The correct valuation of the estate assets

We act for executors, administrators, trustees and beneficiaries to help them resolve such disputes in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner. This may include:

There are many different ways of dealing with administration disputes. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us or request a callback.