As long ago as 2009, The Guardian reported that banks and solicitors were charging £1.25 billion per annum for the administration of estates. In 2023, the charges of solicitors and trust corporations which are ultimately paid out of the estate, reducing its ultimate value to beneficiaries are in the spotlight as never before.
On 18th May 2023 Matthew Smith and I, are giving a Zoom seminar on some of the issues thrown by up by recent caselaw.
As the blurb has it:
In this timely seminar, Matthew Smith and Andrew Hogan look at how the charges of solicitors acting as professional executors can be controlled and assessed by aggrieved beneficiaries through removal of the executors, assessment under section 71 of the Solicitors Act 1974 and through claims for an account, now that the case of Shepherd & Co v Peter Brealey  EWHC 3229 (KB) is heading for the Court of Appeal.
Link to book below:-