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    can a solicitor break confindentailty and privacy terms my dad lleft a will and went for reading at the solicitors and asked to have a private word without my sister there and ony asked about the estate and how long it would be and that because I owe a family member some money to get my dog out the kennels and the solicitor has repated what I asked and told her to my sister and the solicitor has broken my privacy terms and now I want to ry and complain to the firm that the solicitor has done please help cause I don't know what to do pleases
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    Hi Nikki2019,
    Sorry to hear of your loss and the subsequent issue you have. So you attended the solicitors to hear what the Will said is that correct?
    Who is the executor of the Will? Who instructed the solicitors regarding the Will or are they the executors?
    This will make a difference. If you have not instructed the solicitor yourself then it is relevant who has as their duty is to them.
    If you stated you did not wish them to discuss what you had spoken about they should have informed you of their duties to the estate including executor and beneficiaries if they are instructed or at the least confirmed they would need to discuss what was spoken about.
    The relevant issue here is who are the solicitors acting for?
    I am a qualified solicitor and am happy to try and assist informally, where needed.

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      hi sorry not got back to you me and my sister are the executors of my dads will but my sister is the was the one who contacted her after he died on the day he died I didn't know which firm it was because I wasn't at my dads at the time off the will being made and I just need to know if I have asked for a private word with the solicitor with out my sister being there and the solicitor has broken my confidentailty cause asked the solicitor a question and I got my reply but then I explained to her that I needed this asap cause I had to borrow money off a family member to get my dog out kennels and the solicitor told my sister is this and need to know if the solicitor has broken confidentiality with me please thanks

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      • #4
        hi again please can some help me again because me and my sister signed papers to have the money released from the insurance for the will and that was 4 weeks ago and now being told they have had to apply for probate please can some one explain theres no property only insurance money from a pension and also can someone tell me if the insurance has to keep hold off it do we still get the intrest on it and also can someone also please explain the probate to me please cause there is a will and theres no property involved in the will and also please can some tell me how much an estate has to be before probate and is it right after the probate the solicitor can keep the estate for 6 -12 months after the probate has been issused please help thanks

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