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    • Birdwatcher123
    • By Birdwatcher123 9th Apr 18, 7:27 PM
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    Warning to caveator
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    • 9th Apr 18, 7:27 PM
    Warning to caveator 9th Apr 18 at 7:27 PM
    I am trying to complete a form to send a warning to a caveator but I do not know what information I have to state regarding my "interest"

    I know I have to state the date of the Will and the name and address of both parties but not sure if I have to say I am the only surviving executor ,sole beneficiary and Son of the testator or whether it really matters if I supply too much information

    If no can assist me has anyone tried and could recommend online legal advice services and which ones they found
    useful


    Many thanks
    Last edited by Birdwatcher123; 09-04-2018 at 8:48 PM. Reason: spelling
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    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 10th Apr 18, 1:15 AM
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    Not sure I can see any harm in including all 3 bits of info unless you are trying to keep some of that information from the caveator because it might enhance the claim.
    • Birdwatcher123
    • By Birdwatcher123 10th Apr 18, 5:52 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 5:52 AM
    Many thanks for your reply Tom99

    I have to send completed form to Leeds Probate Registry and then they stamp and date it and then
    they return it sealed to me for me to serve on the caveator.

    I assume if they see that the form has not been completed correctly they will inform me of that
    and I correct any mistakes to resubmit it.
    Last edited by Birdwatcher123; 10-04-2018 at 6:43 AM. Reason: spelling
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 10th Apr 18, 6:42 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 6:42 AM
    Many thanks for your reply Tom99

    I have to send completed form to Leeds Probate Registry and then they stamp and date it and then
    return it sealed for me to serve on the caveator.

    I assume if they see that the form has not been completed correctly they will inform me of that
    and I correct any mistakes to resubmit it.
    Originally posted by Birdwatcher123
    Sorry to state the obvious but why not phone and ask the PR first?
    Last edited by Yorkshireman99; 10-04-2018 at 7:03 AM.
    • Birdwatcher123
    • By Birdwatcher123 10th Apr 18, 7:10 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 7:10 AM
    What you are saying makes perfect sense but have you ever tried to get through on the phone to any Probate Office and also they are not allowed to give legal advice
    • Birdwatcher123
    • By Birdwatcher123 10th Apr 18, 7:21 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 7:21 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 7:21 AM
    I did try visiting a University Law Library but had this reply which is a shame as a search on online legal databases such as LexisNexis or Westlaw would have probably answered my question

    Thank you for your email. The physical library is open to the public, you just need to bring ID and sign in at the front desk, however, the online legal databases you mention are not available to visitors. Our contracts with these online database providers only allow access to current staff and students.

    The law society library in London offer access (including online resources) to all solicitors of England and Wales, they also offer day passes for a fee.


    So much for the democratization of knowledge but I have been reading your replies Tom99 and Yorkshireman99 and how helpful you are to others and that you are contributing to that goal especially for those without the funds for Solicitors and the cutbacks to legal aid.
    Last edited by Birdwatcher123; 10-04-2018 at 7:45 AM. Reason: spelling
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 10th Apr 18, 9:25 AM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 9:25 AM
    What you are saying makes perfect sense but have you ever tried to get through on the phone to any Probate Office and also they are not allowed to give legal advice
    Originally posted by Birdwatcher123
    Yes I have and you can always try more than one office as they are not all equally busy.You said you were sole beneficiary and executor so I am puzzled that anyone has lodged a cavaeat. Perhaps if you said what the grounds are for the caveat somebody on here might be able to help.
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 10th Apr 18, 2:33 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 2:33 PM
    What you are saying makes perfect sense but have you ever tried to get through on the phone to any Probate Office and also they are not allowed to give legal advice
    Originally posted by Birdwatcher123
    Yes. They answered after a few seconds (Winchester).
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 10th Apr 18, 2:40 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 2:40 PM
    Yes I have and you can always try more than one office as they are not all equally busy.You said you were sole beneficiary and executor so I am puzzled that anyone has lodged a cavaeat. Perhaps if you said what the grounds are for the caveat somebody on here might be able to help.
    Originally posted by Yorkshireman99
    Seems to me more likely if there's only one beneficiary. Maybe all other children or relatives have been left out and might suspect undue influence upon drawing a will for example.
    • Birdwatcher123
    • By Birdwatcher123 10th Apr 18, 4:28 PM
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    Thanks to everyone that replied and helpful suggestions
    Excellent idea to try other probate offices which I had not considered
    I will be trying to get through to one tomorrow on the phone and will start with Winchester!
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