Hello. The executor of a will is entitled to look and administer the will accordingly. In fact he is obliged to do so. If there are letter, there is nothing to stop him reading this himself. However, any will would become public once probate is obtained. I would at this stage wait for the brother to reveal the letter which you are told is addressed to you. The will would indicate what you have been left. The letter would have no legal basis. I hope that helps.
hi there, thanks for my reply,. i just assumed that if a letter is addressed to me that i should be the one to open it first. i realise that he has to deal with it as executor. i dont know if i can trust him as they werent close as brothers he could say he couldnt find one or even tear it up!
That is unfortunately very true, but as a solicitor he is an officer of the supreme court. He would not tear up a will as it's contempt of a court. Unfortunately the letter is another matter. It would certainly call into question his ethics as solicitor and this could be reported.