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I am an administrator of a family member who left no will.

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I am an administrator of a family member who left no will. I have to work with an acting administrator. The TSO admitted both claims. My question is this. I agreed a solicitor to act for both of us. Any information which relates to the process between the 3 of us is surely confidential. If information is given to members of my family by the acting administrator without first informing me is that permissible in law. It is causing me great distress and your advice would be appreciated.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

What information was given and how is it causing problems for you please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I was contacted by my solicitor that I had to take out MISSING BENEFICIARY and MISSING WILL INDEMNITY. I was requested to choose one which I did but it was £300 more than the other one. I confirmed this to my solicitor by letter which she received on MAY 9th. On Monday MAY 12th members of my family were contacting me fully aware of this which was given without my permission by the acting administrator. Surely this is out of order. I am getting shouted out, and being accused of wasting money. It is becoming so bad that it is not acceptable and I feel that I should not be put in this position through no fault my own. I feel that I am acting in the best interests of the family.

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Thank you,

You may get in touch with the solicitor and ask them not to discuss matters relating to the estate with the rest of the family until both you and the acting administrator have agreed on the issue.

You may change the solicitor if the acting administrator also agrees.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I think you have misunderstood me. It's the acting administrator who has informed a member of the family without contacting me first. My question is this Can details relating to the case be given out without first notifying me that they have done so. As administrator in my own right surely this is out of order.What it has done is that a lot of ill feeling and upset within the family has been caused.

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Thank you.

I am afraid that there is not much that you can do about the acting administrator discussing management affairs with others, you may ask the acting administrator to discuss the issues first with you before divulging the information to the rest of the family, but other than to get their appointment revoked, I am afraid there is not much that you can do.

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