The person or persons appointed by the Will to settle your affairs and dispose of assets as set out in your Will. You need to specify at least one executor, although it’s possible to appoint several. Appointing a solicitor will come with a fee, but may ensure that there is no strife in your family upon your passing. Even if a Will appears to be simple to follow, events such as death of beneficiaries can lead to an executor needing to make a judgement on your intensions. Common executors include relatives, friends, bank managers, solicitors, accountants, professional executors. In the case that no executor is willing to perform their role a public trustee or official solicitor will take the role.