Can we have background please?
Why are you out of pocket?What legal fees?
My partner died without a will I was appointed executor davit by the court,we have a son (8 years old) and I was appointed executor on our sons behalf. My partner had been estranged from his spouse for 15 years. She wanted our boat, car and all things that were acquired after separation, divorce proceedings were on going. Legal expenses relate to court proceedings relating to being appointed executor, numerous exchanges with the estranged spouses solicitor, administering the estate including tax returns to HMRC, he had not paid income tax and this was back dated 6 years. There are not enough funds in the estate to cover all the legal fees once the tax liability has been paid
Nothing at all
Presumably,you instructed the solicitor in respect of something, but the solicitorcontinued to do work, apparently, even after it was apparent that there wouldbe no money to pay his costs after settling the debt.
Thesolicitor is under a duty to advise you if that ever becomes the case and isalso under a duty to appraise costs every six months at least
Assumingthat was the case, then I think you have a cause for complaint, which initiallyyou should make to the firm's Complaints Partner and if he does not play ball,make a complaint to the Legal Complaints Service at the Solicitors RegulationAuthority.
Iwill tell you, but if the solicitor has done anything that he should not havedone, or should have done something that he had not done then the LCS will makehim deal with it.
CanI help further?
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