You can choose family or friends whom you trust to administer your estate. The person must be over a certain age, of sound mind and have not gone through bankruptcy. You should also ensure that they are willing and are agreeable to act.


If you are married then the first common choice would be your spouse, failing them, you can choose family members or friends.


Your Executors/Trustees have the power to hire solicitors or other professionals when they administer your estate, and the fees to hire these professionals would be at the expense of your estate. This gives them the flexibility to either do the process themselves or choose the appropriate law firm at a reasonable fee to administer the estate at that time.


It is fine to choose someone older or the same age as you, but you should consider what the likelihood is for them to outlive you i.e. statistically there is a higher chance for your parents to die before you.

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