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1. No, you don't have to sign an Indemnity giving a no liability situation to the Executor or solicitor when getting your bequest or entitlement under a will. This is merely the solicitor and Executor seeking something to which they are not entitled in law. No beneficiary has to give a solicitor or Executor an Indemnity in law to receive what is their due under a will. A solicitor or executor seeking an Indemnity suggests they did something wrong during the administration of the will and now are seeking to exclude liability. So, you can simply refuse to provide the Indemnity and the executor and solicitor has not got any comeback as their duty in law is to administer the estate. Not get an Indemnity for doing so. If the solicitor persists in this course, you can report him or her to the Law Society for lack of professional practice and conduct unbecoming of a solicitor.
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