This paper was originally delivered by Raymond Murray and Kris Ade as part Part 3 of the CCLA Solicitors Conference on Wednesday November 25, 2020.
Being an estate trustee is no easy task. The duties and liabilities of an estate trustee are significant. Depending on the size of the estate, the number of beneficiaries involved, and the complexity of the estate plan, the administration of the estate may be quite challenging, too. It is for these reasons why we, as estate lawyers, stress to our clients the importance of naming an estate trustee who will accept the appointment and do the job well.