I act for an executor of her brother’s estate. She claims that she is entitled to his house, which is the main asset of the estate. The claim is based on settlement of his business debts in return for a promise of the house, which is recorded in writing and signed by the deceased, albeit in the briefest terms and without the benefit of any legal advice.
Should she act as sole executor?
Could she take counsel’s opinion on her entitlement to the house as executor at the expense of the estate?
Mugford & Co Wills (Fareham) Ltd