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A law firm holds a Will for a deceased person. The firm did not prepare the Will. What action should the firm take where it has been approached by an individual about a potential claim against the estate, but has not been formally instructed? The firm has not disclosed the contents of the Will to the potential claimant. The firm has not had any contact with the sole executor named in the Will.

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Produced in partnership with Gaynor Jackson
Published on LexisPSL on 22/02/2017

The following Wills & Probate Q&A produced in partnership with Gaynor Jackson provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • A law firm holds a Will for a deceased person. The firm did not prepare the Will. What action should the firm take where it has been approached by an individual about a potential claim against the estate, but has not been formally instructed? The firm has not disclosed the contents of the Will to the potential claimant. The firm has not had any contact with the sole executor named in the Will.
  • The SRA Code of Conduct (the Code)
  • Disclosure of documents

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