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What we want to know is whether it is true that we have to wait until probate is granted before the claim can be pursued
The will (if there is one) expresses the wishes of the deceased. It then appoints executors to carry out the wishes of the deceased. However it doesn’t convey any authority on the executors (also called personal representatives) to do so. That authority is given by virtue of the grant of probate (or letters of administration if no will).
reason, nothing official can be done until probate is granted although lots of correspondence can be exchanged before then, there is no authority before probate is granted to accept any offer of settlement or defendnat to deal with correspondence..
I think that’s what you’ve been told and if that’s the case, I agree with that.
Can I clarify anything ?
No, that's perfect, thank you.