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A grant of Probate has been issued and the Revenue have declared

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A grant of Probate has been issued and the Revenue have declared all tax affairs are in order. However the solicitor for the Estate is delaying payments to the Beneficiaries and Creditors. They are not communicating with the Executors or taking phone calls. What could be their reasons for not dispersing the Estate?
Will a Grand Niece be treated as 'Other Relative' by the Revenue?
Not sure if you received my feed-back on your previous answers but I found it very useful. Thanks again.
It would seem that there is no reason. The solicitor must act on the instructions of the executor and if the executor is not been communicated with then they only option, even at this late stage, is for the executor to direct another solicitors office to take over the file.

A Grand niece will be treated as not being within Group A/B threshold as they are not lineal descendants. Schedule 2 of the CAT Consolidation Act 2003 provides as follows in relation to group B threhold

where the donee or successor is on that day, a lineal ancestor, a lineal descendant (other than a child, or a minor child of a deceased child), a brother, a sister, or a child of a brother or of a sister of the disponer;
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