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Court directions

Distributions

Effect of

Form of

London Gazette and other newspapers

Need for protection of personal representatives

Notice period

Animals

Chattels

Choice after collecting assets

Claims, devolution of

Claims arising after death

Claims in contract

Generally

Litigation

– see Litigation

Conversion of assets into cash

Debts and liabilities, payment of

Duty to get in

Executor's year

Gifts

Donatio mortis causa

Imperfect gifts

Made before death

Land in England and Wales

Chattels

Contracts to purchase land

Freehold/leasehold properties

Generally

Title to

Vesting in personal representatives

Land outside England and Wales

Legacies

– see Legacies

Litigation

– see Litigation

Mutual wills

Doctrine of

Uncertainty as to property subject to

Occupation of deceased's home pending realisation/distribution

Partnerships

Continuation of partnership after death

Dissolution of partnership on death

Estate's entitlement from partnership

Generally

Limited liability partnerships

Personal representative, partner as

Specific bequests

Personal representative's duties

Powers of nomination

Bank payments of small debts

Generally

Private powers

Statutory powers

Shares or securities

Generally

Lost certificates

Registered outside the UK

Sole traders

Authority to carry on business

Competition by personal representatives

Generally

Indemnity for debts and liabilities

Interest payments to creditors

Legatee of a business

Position of personal representatives

Priority and subrogation

Time period for getting in

Trust assets and property

Co-ownership

Devolution of property subject to power of appointment

Powers of appointment, property subject to

Realising/obtaining assets

Trust income (including apportionment)