How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Clare Your Own Question
Clare
Clare, Solicitor
Category: UK Law
Satisfied Customers: 33953
Experience:  family solictor with 25 years experience
13262538
Type Your UK Law Question Here...
Clare is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Should an estate pay the solicitors costs of a beneficiary

Customer Question

Should an estate pay the solicitors costs of a beneficiary attempting to claim the whole of a residuary estate instead of the 50% the beneficiary was left in the will?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** I shall do my best to help youThe legal costs incurred by Executors in defending such a claim are proper expenses of the estate Please ask if you need further details
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The costs I am asking about are the costs incurred in considering such a claim against the estate. The residuary beneficiary allocated 50% of the estate tried to bring a claim against the estate to get 100% of the estate. She is now claiming that her solicitors' and counsels' costs in bringing this claim should be paid by the estate. The costs incurred in defending the estate have been paid by the estate.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
No her costs are NOT payable by the Estate -they are her responsibility alone!Please ask if you need further details

Related UK Law Questions