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1. mum did leave a Will and the COP solicitors were executors
2. Yes it did
They are and have been executors. I presume the job is now finished as they have distributed the remaining estate (after their share of it!) to the beneficiaries
My sons are beneficiaries, not me, plus 7 other grandchildren. all but one of the beneficiaries signed the statement and returned it. we found out that by signing and returning we couldnt challenge the accounts. however, solicitors backed down and paid out during complaint process and with my son not signing.
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Firstly, the solicitors/executors can only make a judgement on whether funds were misappropriated or not based on what the sisters have told them. It could be on what they have been told (and I was told by executors that only 'set' questions were put to them, what were the questions? how do we know the sisters answered them truthfully - how would they know?) there appears no misappropriation of funds. However, if the sisters told out and out lies they simply do not know if funds were misappropriated.
The Police are not interested, we have tried that.
Again, CPR Part 64 can only go on the information the sisters give them. We KNOW that theft took place, we KNOW they fiddled mums books, we KNOW they stole chattels, we KNOW they lied to COP and OPG
It seems there is nothing we can do?
I feel we are going round in circles!
I have proof, not hearsay, therefore my statement has value. But what do I do?? Who do I give it to? I have given it to COP and to Solicitors. For instance, they said that they gave £250 to insurers for an excess. I have proof they lied and did not. They say they paid someone with cash and then stated it was a cheque and presented the cheque.
oh well, thanks anyway
Thank you - thats better (not patronising, just dont know what else to say or how to put it)
I would up your rating if I could but have to pay again