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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first?
Who are the Executors of the Will?
IAre you certain that there has as yet been no Grant of Probate?
But have you actually checked with the service here
Excellent - just to check - how do you know that the solicitors have actually been instructed to deal with the Probate?
My apologies I had only noticed Uncle Ludwig as Executor!
You need to write a formal letter to the Complaints partner of the firm.
Inform them that you are aware that Probate has not yet been granted despite the fact that "Executors Year" has long since passed, and that accordingly they appear to be failing in their duty of care twoards you as a beneficiary
Point out that they are the Executors of the Will and cannot therefore simply say that they are without instructions.
Ask for an immediate explanation for the delay and a timetable for progress.
Say that if you do not have a response within 14 days then you will refer the matter to the SRA regarding their failure to adhere to professional standards
A Court applictaion would be appropriate - but if you wish to avoid that then the only option is to make a complaint about the legal services provided
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