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Actually the Executor Solicitor was aware of the numberplate issue but did not respond to our requests for detail from the mothers will - she was the Executor solicitor for that estate also. She tried to negotiate a price with Michael rather than tell him he was negligent in claiming the numberplate for himself. It appears she is part of the deception although no doubt she will claim that her duties were to consolidate the details of the estate and not necessarily to distribute it. She did not note the existence of the numberplate as an asset in the sending the finalised the estate.
Assuming Alan's widow cannot finalise this issue satisfactorily will she bring bring an action in the Peebles Sherrif court or some other court? As the details are now transparent does she need a local solicitor or do it herself? She lives in England but the settlement of the Estate was transferred to Pebbles where She and Micheal live.