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My mother died last November. In her will she appointed two Executors - my brother and a friend of her's who is a retired solicitor. The latter insisted we instructed solicitors, but the costs are spiralling out of control. The Executors are due to sign the oath of Probate next Monday 14th March.

 

Can we (or technically my brother) dispense with the services of a solicitor?

 

The other Executor (who is actually doing nothing) won't want him to but we're finding it too expensive and also we feel a bit out of control.

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It looks like if the will is simple, then you might not need the services of a solicitor. If you already have one, then I imagine they will want to be paid for the work they have already done.. ? I will flag your thread up for site team attention :)

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My mother died last November. In her will she appointed two Executors - my brother and a friend of her's who is a retired solicitor. The latter insisted we instructed solicitors, but the costs are spiralling out of control. The Executors are due to sign the oath of Probate next Monday 14th March.

 

Can we (or technically my brother) dispense with the services of a solicitor?

 

The other Executor (who is actually doing nothing) won't want him to but we're finding it too expensive and also we feel a bit out of control.

 

Firstly I'm sorry for your loss. My sister and I had this problem when our mother died 2 years ago. The costs were a disgrace but the problem that we found was that he'd taken his instructions from Mum and had a duty to do as she'd instructed. I have no doubt didn't realise just what a chunk he'd take.:mad2:

 

I tried the Law Society, and I also queried his costs asking for a breakdown which he provided, and he knocked off a couple of hundred. From memory their was a way the Law Society would look into the costs, but there was a price to pay and no guarantees.

 

TBH it sounds like they've virtually done now so probably too late to do anything.

 

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BTW, we were given an estimate of the costs at the time and the time was estimated at 10 to 15 hours I think, so that might give you an idea if he tries to charge for more than that.

 

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Alliance & Leicester Moneyclaim issued 20/1/07 £225.50 full settlement received 29 January 2007

Smile £1,075.50 + interest Email request for payment 24/5/06 received £1,000.50 14/7/06 + £20 30/7/06

Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

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