Divorced deceased died naming sister sole executor and beneficiary. Said sister lives in the US and is in poor health. The estate in England requires much ‘hands on’ administration (several properties, business interests, cars, debts…)
Email / phone discussion on subject of sister appointing solicitor to act and take grant however she herself has now taken seriously ill, and whilst fit enough to appoint attorney, a practical viewpoint is her life expectancy is short and so (it is believed) the attorney appointment would cease on her death.
A better solution would perhaps be for the solicitor to take the grant of Letters of Administration with will annexed (without attorney appointment)
Supreme Court Act 1981c. 54, Part V: Powers of court in relation to personal representatives, Section 116: Power of court to pass over prior claims to grant.