Illegitimate children are treated exactly the same as legitimate children for the purposes of any inheritance from a deceased person’s estate.
Unfortunately, there is a very short time window of 12 months to bring a claim after which it would need the court consent.
You can apply to court for an application for pre-action disclosure of the will and that threat coming from a solicitor would probably be taken more seriously.
If the solicitors will still not disclose the will, then you are faced with going to court.
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