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Clare, Solicitor
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I am the Executor (Trustee) of my Late Brothers Will. A clause

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I am the Executor (Trustee) of my Late Brothers Will. A clause in the Will states :-" Any of my Trustees who is engaged in a profession may charge fees for work done by him or his firm(whetheror not the work is of a professional nature) on the same basis as if he were not one of my trustee but employed to carry out the work kon their behalf. I am a managemnet consultant self employed and have been informed that i cannot charge the estate for my services which with direct costs amount to approximately %000 - 00. I am also informed that I may also not be able to charge for basis costs such as postage, stationary, printing, telephone calls, milage,clearance of personal affects etc. Basic cost for thes is approimately £900 - 00
Can you tell me what i am entitled to charge the estate for.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your query I will try and assist you.
I am afraid that that clause relates to work done in your profession for the estate - so if you were a Solicitor or an Accountant or an Estate Agent and did work in those fields on behalf of the Estate.
You should however be able to charge for out of pocket expenses incurred in acting as the Executor - postage, travel etc but you will have to justify what you claim