Deceased persons; the two types of personal representatives
There are two types of personal representatives: executors and administrators.
Executors are appointed under the terms of a will.
Administrators are appointed by the Court where the deceased person
- died intestate (did not leave a will) or
- did not name in the will executors who survived the deceased and were willing to take office.
The term `administrator’ is not used in Scotland. There all personal representatives are called `executors’.