Executors are the people responsible for managing your estate when you die. Executors' responsibilities include informing next of kin, appointing a solicitor, ensuring that finances are in order, any debts are settled and distributing the contents of the will according to your wishes. We recommend informing your named Executor/s, so that they are aware of the responsibility. In the event that your primary (first choice) executors cannot, for whatever reason, complete their duties, we recommend appointing at least one secondary executor, although this is not essential. Pick executors that you trust to carry out the wishes in your will. You can choose a firm of solicitors or accountants as executors. They will charge for acting.