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Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Where did your late mother live?
Sorry - whereabouts in the Uk was she living
What is the extent of the Estate - how much is it worth?
Has Probate been granted?
Have you seen a copy of the Grant - it should have some figures on it
The Will itself is certainly valid as a document.
It was prepared by Hayes Clifford and witnessed by the Receptionist and a solicitor.
However of course that does not solve the problem of whether or not your mother had mental capacity - or whether or not she was subject to undue influence.
You are entitled to write to the solicitor quoting the case of Larke - v - Negus and ask for a copy of the Will file to discover what steps they took to ensure that your mother had mental capacity and that these were her wishes.
Given that the net estate is £152,000 this could be sensible
Please ask if you need further details
Yes it was drawn up be a solicitor - the witnesses are a Solicitor and the Receptionist of the firm.
They cannot speak to you as you are not the Executor of the Will
However if you write to them and quote the case I mention they have to give you a copy of the file
You are most welcome
Yes that is acceptable