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Thanks - Can you please answer the other questions (2 & 3) so i can work with you and help resolve your query. Thank you
Apologies for the radio silence. Without the specific information I have asked for I can only give general advice on this. He is not an executor and therefore has no authority to deal with the estate. By transferring assets away from your late mum's estate into a joint account, he is intermeddling with the estate and can be held accountable. The concept derives from the general principle that if someone without authority acts as if they have authority, they should be held accountable as if they had that authority. The consequences are as follows:
You therefore have a valid cause of action against him and can take legal action to claim damages.
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