Dear client, normally in these international inheritance cases, the inheritance authority will apply the national law of the country where the deceased last lived, unless the deceased has chosen to have the law of the country of one of their nationalities applied to the inheritance, in which case they can require that everything is dealt with in the UK.
To resolve inheritance issues, heirs must go to the courts of the country where the deceased last lived. However, if the deceased has chosen to have the law of the country of one of their nationalities applied to their inheritance and all the heirs or interested parties have the same nationality, they can agree to take the case to the courts of that country. This agreement must be unanimous.
My recommendation is to engage a lawyer in Mauritius to handle all the inheritance related formalities in the courts there and then apply for the case to be dealt with from the UK as all the heirs are resident there. The location of the assets left by the deceased should also be taken into account, if most of them are in Mauritius, everything should be done through the Mauritian courts.
After contacting the Mauritian lawyer, he/she will advise you on the first stage of the process to be followed in order for the heirs to claim the assets, for which they will have to submit the following information:
- Death certificate
- Will, if there is one.
- Personal documentation of the heirs
- List of the assets and properties that belonged to the deceased.