In this scenario, the executors naively signed a solicitors agreement they never read, the agreement, is unethical. As a result of greed on the part of the solicitor and stupidity on the part of the executors, there is a large bill of costs, mostly wasted in consequence. There are insufficient funds to pay the beneficiaries what they were bequeathed, as the bill comes first. So the beneficiaries have been told they must divide the bill amongst themselves, forfeiting the original amounts they inherited.
The bill is the responsibility of the executors, one of which is the Grantee in breach of contract, who is hardly likely to sue himself, since you say the executors can sue for the breach.
The main financial assets left to the beneficiaries are offshore, out of Ireland (The property, is within Ireland). Are these financial assets not therefore out of the jurisdiction of Irish law and so protected from being used to pay the solicitors costs? e.g can you find a case law within Irish law which say's foreign assets can be used to discharge Irish debts.
I believe the representatives have erred and protected their own interests, rather than the interests of the beneficiaries they swore a duty to protect.
My previous question asked, ‘was it not the solicitors duty to explain the above point (as you have) when raised by a beneficiary, instead of claiming the property was nothing to do with the estate point blank’. When in fact it could have been claimed and returned to the estate as residue, to go towards costs accrued. You said ‘The asset wasn’t let go but was transferred before your father’s death. But the deed was transferred after my fathers death through survivorship, on condition of payments, so subject to. If that fact isn’t applicable, then under what circumstance would it apply, as it either should form part of the estate residue or it shouldn’t.
What I need to know is what recourse as a beneficiary do I have to protect my own interests within this mess, not of my making. And can a beneficiary have the costs removed on behalf the executors even if the executors gave the solicitor instructions to act ? While the executors have been gullible, they claim they were not informed of the exact costs of actions in advance. This whole matter was never not straightforward. But due to the unnecessary bill, has become complex.