I am administering an estate with 4 residuary beneficiaries. 2 of them are running up many hours worth of time and cost in vexatious correspondence with both me and the executor. The executor has asked for me to deal with the lot, which I am pleased to do, nevertheless the costs involved will have a detrimental impact on the other beneficiaries, which feels unfair to me.
My question is are there any grounds, with appropriate forewarning to the vexatious beneficiaries, to deduct my legal fees for dealing with them directly from their slice of residue?
Allan Janes LLP