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JJWSJS8700 wrote: »
Thank you very much for your reply.
Guess I’ll just have to let him get away with it then, if our Solicitors simply destroy our Wills and Trusts, there’s no point in making them.
Manxman_in_exile wrote: »
I agree with keep pedalling (#82), but I'd happily cut off my nose to spite my face (which I don't advise others to do)!
You need to be guided by your solicitor and their advice. The beauty of paying for their advice is that gives you some leverage if they !!!! it up for you - you can complain and also possibly sue them more easily.
However, I'm not as certain as keep pedalling that you have a clear case against your mum's solicitor, but I don't know. If you end up changing solicitors (and I'm not advising that) try to find one that specialises in contentious probate matters.
If you want to cast your search for advice wider on the internet, you could also try here:https://legalbeagles.info/forums/forum/legal-forums/wills-probate-and-bereavement
Their posters are slower to respond than on here, but one of them (Peridot) is very good and is, I think, a solicitor with knowledge in this area.
Keep_pedalling wrote: »
To be honest I am not certain either, but on the face of it it seems gross incompetence for a solicitor to provide advice and then draw up documents to protect someone’s assets then some years later to forget or ignore what he had put in place.
Unfortunately the OPs current solicitor does not seem to up up to the job on providing advice for the way forward, and a different solicitor which specialist knowledge is probably required.
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