1. You should make a complaint about the solicitor's professional conduct to the Legal Ombudsman. Essentially, the solicitor did not act in a proper manner here by having an early reading of the will amongst the beneficiaries. He then acted wrongly and didn't follow the terms of the will in emptying out the contents of the house before the 5 beneficiaries could have their choice of items from the house. So in that regard the solicitor breached his professional duty as a solicitor and he can be called to account by the Legal Ombudsman. Go to www.legalombudsman.org.uk where you will find details of how to make a complaint. Be aware that you first have to give the solicitor concerned an opportunity to deal with your complaint before you take the matter to the Legal Ombudsman. So write a letter of complaint to the solicitor and seek recompense for what happened. If you do not get a satisfactory response, make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman.