John ran a driving school operated as a sole trader. He had appointed his wife, Carol, his executor and empowered her in his will to run the business. An executor’s power derives from the will and is effective from death. There were some immediate problems with customers and suppliers of the business. Fortunately it was possible to resolve most of those problems even before probate had been obtained.
Carol had to admit that she needed her lawyer’s backing in dealing with a tricky situation, another example of the wisdom of instructing a professional probate service.