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securityguy wrote: »
Nothing like as long as your rhetorical question implies. A three year law degree isn't the only route into the law, you can do graduate conversion as well, so the alternatives include a three year Law degree (whose relationship to practicing law is tenuous at best) followed by one year in Law College, or doing some arbitrary degree (maths, music, sports science, it doesn't matter) followed by a two year Law College course. So the answer to your question might be "two years, following an indifferent degree in a completely unrelated subject".
People who earn zillions as high powered commercial solicitors are very smart, but the threshold for becoming a salaried partner in a firm of local solicitors who do probate, conveyancing and the occasional divorce is hardly high, and the work is dull enough (and poorly paid enough) that it hardly attracts the A team.
FreeBear wrote: »
(See post #27) I'm not even waiting for the six months to expire. All the paperwork to transfer the property and register it have been completed and I'll take the file over next week personally. If my opponent wants to make a claim, then the $!!! will have to pull his finger out and spend even more on legal fees.
In all honesty, in your position, I wouldn't bother spending any more money on the matter. Just get on with wrapping up the loose ends and distribute the estate as per the will.
securityguy wrote: »
Essentially, it sounds like the various solicitors are gun-shy on your behalf, worried that there might be some vague and unspecified "action" which might make everything complicated. But if you're willing to take the risk of that action (ie, either you're reasonably sure it's hot air, or that even if it materialised you'd be willing to fight what by the sounds of it is an open and shut case) then the solicitors should do what you tell them.
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