Appointment of a professional executor
Clients should be aware of the choice of using either a professional or lay person when appointing an executor, and that if a lay person is appointed, they may engage the services of a professional to assist with the administration of the estate on the client's death.
These requirements apply to all methods of will writing services, including face-to-face, online and postal packs.
This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status.