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In general an estate should be wound up within a year, but where there are problems with the will being unclear then there has to be certainty before the distribution can take place. Here, it would appear that the estate has been cashed up, then it should just be a matter of resolving if the trust is binding on the executors or whether the distribution can take place. The beneficiaries can ask the executors to distribute and ask them to explain why this cannot happen.