Russell Cooke Seminar.  The role of the independent administrator, 9 January 2024

The role of the independent administrator

How to navigate the traps and pitfalls

A practice-focused talk on the risks

Responsibilities and burdens faced by independent administrators

The discussion is intended as a useful guide not only to independent administrators but to the wide network of practitioners that commonly support them (from the non-contentious and contentious private client to corporate and property litigation teams).

Join us at Burlington House, London Piccadilly (Royal Society of Chemistry), on the 20 February for an insightful afternoon, a chance to network and share experience with your peers. This event is free of charge, however places are limited. To secure your place, register via the RSVP link below.

Points of discussion:

  • Context: Why was an independent administrator appointed? Are there family tensions? Getting the estate administered in difficult circumstances.
  • Getting the basics right: Who is the client? What are the independent administrator’s duties and the rights of beneficiaries? The thorny issue of retentions pending possible claims.
  • Property issues: Regulatory concerns arising from the deceased’s properties, changing the locks, duties to tenants and responsibilities of the IA as landlord, insurance, possession proceedings and clearance of tenant items from properties.
  • Corporate issues: What if a sale is imminent? Do the shares need to be voted before a Grant? How does a company deal with the death of a major shareholder (in particular, a sole shareholder and Director)?
  • Disputes: Administrator indemnities and approval applications: Luke Harris of 5 Stone Buildings discusses the Court of Appeal decision in Denaxe Ltd v Cooper [2023] EWCA Civ 752.

Registrations have now closed.

Time & Location

Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA
4:30 - 8:00pm


Alison Regan, Joint Managing Partner of Russell-Cooke Solicitors and head of the trusts wills estate disputes team.

Alison Regan

Partner, Trust, will & estate disputes
David Webster, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, corporate and commercial team.

David Webster

Partner, Corporate and commercial team
Rebecca Fisher, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, private client team.

Rebecca Fisher

Partner, Private client
Stephen Small, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.

Stephen Small

Partner, Property litigation
Luke Harris Image

Luke Harris

Counsel, 5 Stone Buildings


Registrations have now closed.

  • 4:30pm
  • 5:00pm
    Discussion starts
  • 6:30pm
  • 7:00pm
    Canape reception
  • 8:00pm
In Person Private client Trust, will and estate disputes property litigation Independent administrator Dispute resolution Trust, will and estate disputes private client commercial and corporate