Can an Executor be Sued ?


Yes, as an executor you can be sued.

As an executor you are liable to any beneficiaries who do not benefit from the Will as a result of your mistakes, any creditors who are not repaid as a result of your mistakes (unless the estate is insolvent), fines or interest charged to the estate by HM Revenue & Customs, funeral expenses (if the value of the estate does not cover them), taxes charged as a result of your mistakes and making incorrect dispositions to beneficiaries which cause loss to them and others. Liability is extensive so it can be useful to obtain executor liability insurance or legal advice.