New Zealand Law
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The beneficiaries under a will do not have any automatic right to see the details of the estate. The executor of the estate is not compelled to provide a detailed list of assets and liabilities, and only has to account to the beneficiaries with a statement showing the amounts gathered in, and the shares according to the will. In a practical way, it would be helpful to provide those details, because of this came to litigation you could obtain those details. I am not sure why the solicitor is refusing to provide the details, unless he is under instructions from the executor.