No - it can't be too difficult to find someone who is a legal expert in probate law surely? I look forward to hearing from you.
Could you advise why this is taking so long?
I am still waiting for informaiton
Thank you for this helpful information. I believe the second wife has appointed her own trustees. When my partner asked for a report on the state of the Trust the solicitors advised that it would take about £6K to prepare such a report. I had hoped it would be a legal requirement to provide such details.
I am heartened that we have a direction and a basis of Law on which to progress this. It's been a source of stress to the aging grandchildren that potentially this inheritance is being whittled away and that would be against their grandfather's wishes.I'll be back in touch shortly. Thank you.
Thank you again for this. Yes my partner is one of the beneficiaries along with 12 others and the Estate was quite sizeable (land etc). The house was left to the second wife but the remainder of the estate was to be divided after her death I believe. This goes back to the 80s and despite requests they have never been provided with a report. When asked she has changed solicitors and one of the previous Trustees has died so she's appointed someone else. All seems rather lacking in patency to my un-qualified mind. The idea that the beneficiaries should have to pay around £6,000 to ask the solicitors to prepare the accounts etc seems ludicrous and perhaps designed to put them off.I will get more information and in the meantime rate what I've learned from you.Many thanks for your reassuring comments so far.