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My brother managed to take a solicitor(whol incidentally was

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My brother managed to take a solicitor(who incidentally was a cousin) into a hospital ward and had my father sign documents when he had been ill and recovering. It would appear he signed property over unknowingley which he has actually left to me in his will. How can we resolve this problem as my father does not wish his cottages to go to my brother as he already owns my fathers house and the cottages were for me. I actually have the deeds to these cottages in my possession but am worried if my brother has the document whatever that may be,  signed by my father albeit fraudently as my father does not want him to have them, ,Can my brother still claim these cottages. My brother would not be able to be approached or asked by and would not tell the truth anyway

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.


Hello, I am Law
Denning and I am a practising solicitor in a High Street practice. I have been
an expert on this website in UK law since 2008. During that time, as you
appreciate, I have answered thousands of questions from satisfied users on a
variety of subjects.



Because
we are all in practice with clients and court and other users, I might not always respond in minutes,
particularly evenings and weekends. Please bear with me in that case.



Please
bear with me if I ask for some more information from you. I may need some more
details in order for me to be able to answer you further.



Is
your father now recovered? Does he have full mental capacity? How long ago did
he sign this paper? Have you taken issue or has your father taken issue with
the solicitor or your brother over this?



Why
would your brother not be able to be approached?



Are
you suggesting that the solicitor has acted illegally?



Did
your father ever use this solicitor before for anything?



Has
your father asked for the file?