My final post regarding executors (for the time being) addresses whether you need to appoint a solicitor as an executor.
The answer is simply “No”, however it can be wise to appoint a solicitor alongside a friend or relative. Appointing a solicitor will enable the burden of the work to be shared with a professional who can advise accordingly. It can also ensure that in the instance whereby your first executor can not carry out their duties, there is support on hand. A solicitor will however charge for the work that is carried out and generally their fees will be deducted from your estate.