Following my fathers death I took steps to ensure business continuity whilst a buyer was sought. The accountants had access to my fathers accounts and were able to invoice and make payments for wages and supplies, whilst the lads in the unit continued day to day operations. The accountants knew my father and his business and it was an easy decision asking them to look after the financial side of things as a temporary measure. I've just heard from them today that their access has been frozen following the solicitor notifying the banks of my fathers death. Is anyone familiar with such events and can they offer any advice as to how to put the accountants back in charge of my fathers businesses financial affairs. They had access to his business account and suppliers were set up as payees. I suspect the solicitor as executor (I'm the other one, but have my own job and a baby due next week) could possibly do this but I'd ideally prefer to reinstate the arrangement with the accountants. Can anyone advise a way to reinstate them and if so how quickly this can be done? I fear the business crashing if no one is looking after the finances.