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Assuming the estate is in Scotland the remedy is to have a Scots solicitor rise and action of count, reckoning and payment in the sheriff court. That is where the court makes an order for the executors to account for their actions, check the estate finances and make an order for payment. The executors can also be found liable for the expenses of the case so sometimes the threat of such an action is enough to get them to get on and finalise the estate.
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The deceased must have appointed them as executors.