Have you been named executor? It’s advisable to speak to a legal advisor to better understand the procedures that follow. You’ll first need to apply for a Grant of Probate. You’ll need to know the value and extent of the estate, ensure that any inheritance tax is paid, pay all debts, and distribute the remaining estate according to the will.
You are legally bound to carry out any duties properly, so it’s best to have an expert on-hand to ensure everything is done as it should be.