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HiWelcome to Just Answer!! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you.
Where do these lawyers practice?
The are in Pretoria
The difficulty with estates is that it is usually agreed that a certain fee would be paid upon finalisiation. I don't know how you agreed it with them in your case, but you will need to advise them that you want your file and for same to be handed over to you. You will however have to settle their bill first and this will have to be done before you get your file.
You can then appoint another attorney who you can agree a fee upfront to finalise the matter on your bahelf. They just need to come on record and let the master of the high court know.
Your stumbling block will be the settlement of the fees for the work already done.
Please ask more if not clear.
Thanks - the only fee negotiations done by us was with the original attorney. I will proceed as suggested and see what happens. According to me the last bunch did not really do a thing.