Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
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Who are the named Executors and what is the nature of the estate?
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I am a Scots lawyer and will help you with this. The executors have a duty to wind up the estate without undue delay in the interests of you, the beneficiary. Whilst there is no easy way in Scotland to remove executors, you should instruct a solicitor of your own to demand answers via their lawyers. If, as you say, they are already ignoring that solicitor then your remedy is to go to court and raise an action of what is called "count, reckoning and payment". That is where you ask the court to make them account for their actions or inactions, the court reckons what you a due from the estate and makes an order against the executors personally to pay that sum to you. Normally just the threat of such an action is enough to for them to get on with it. Happy to discuss further.