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by Nemo
July 9th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

Presumably there are funds to pay for this work. No. The only asset in the trust is the property. The person with the life interest is paying the house insurance and maintaining the property. Very little to do apparently. The solicitor is just accumulating costs to be paid when the trust comes to a...
by Nemo
July 9th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

Alternatively, maybe the deceased advised the Charities of the bequests or the solicitor let them know they were ultimately to be beneficiaries. The first of these did not happen and why would the solicitor advise potential beneficaries - not a normal thing surely? Assuming potential beneficaries b...
by Nemo
July 8th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

Thanks PD, very helpful

I'm still puzzled why he would advise the reversionary interests of the situation. Surely this should happened when the trust ends? Or is it a legal requirement?
by Nemo
July 8th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

Further developements, this time from a solicitor (the fellow trustee). Basically he suggests that the trust is a client of his practice, and I (I = Mrs N) and him are therefore clients of his firm. He still wants the terms of engagement letter signing as well as my ID for money laundering purposes....
by Nemo
June 26th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

Surely the law firm here is acting unprofessionally by misrepresenting its own powers and authority? It is suggesting that it has some sort of superior authority over the other trustee (when they must, presumably, have equal status). And that this arrangement involves Mrs N being a client of the la...
by Nemo
June 25th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

Hi CC I did wonder about replying as it is never good professionally to leave things 'hanging'. However you are referring to your clients and Mrs N have never been a client of the solicitors, nor ever approached them to act. My initial letter to them was along the lines of I am a little surprised by...
by Nemo
June 25th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

Hi GoSeigen

Sorry if it's a bit confusing. Mrs N is the trustee.

I'm a Chartered Accountant in practice and seem to have taken over this as Mrs N was a bit concerned about what was happening. All letters to/from solicitors are in her name, but written by me.
by Nemo
June 25th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

Hi Dod101

No duty of care as far as I can see. Property in trust until a) death or b) he leaves.

I assume that ignoring the letter is the best thing that I can do (for me/I read Mrs N).
by Nemo
June 25th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

Just one more point, Mrs Nemo (who is actually the trustee) tells me we received a telephone call from the solicitors a few weeks ago when we were out but they left no message.

If she does receive a call she will ask them to write or email.
by Nemo
June 25th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

Hi Howard Yes, good advice from CK. I've just done nothing! I don't see why I should as they appear very intransigent - they couldn't explain why they wanted me to sign a letter of engagement, but just insisted that I did so. If I get any further letters then I will write along the lines suggested b...
by Nemo
May 3rd, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

There is this in the last paragraph of the Will: Any trustee being a solicitor or other person engaged in a profession or business may be so employed or act and shall be entitled to charge and be paid all professional or other charges for any business or act dome by him or his firm in connection wit...
by Nemo
May 3rd, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Strange letter from a solicitor

In early 2000 a woman died died leaving her house in trust for the life of her son who had the right to live there until his death, or until he left. A close relative of the woman (X) and her solicitors (or, more accurately one of the partners) were appointed as trustees. X heard nothing for many ye...
by Nemo
April 17th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Police powers
Replies: 25
Views: 1597

Re: Police powers

Thanks Peanutte I just wonder if 'the authorities' have powers to access HMRC's database. This is based on a programme called Connect and has been very successful for HMRC: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/return/taxman-unleashes-snooper-computer-information-does-have/ The article suggests that Conne...
by Nemo
April 15th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Police powers
Replies: 25
Views: 1597

Re: Police powers

Asking for a friend? :D Strangely enough yes :) A friend has his own business and it appears that his bookkeeper/accountant has developed a gambling habit. In 2018 along she seems to have lifted over £25k in cash from him. The police are taking an interest (but very slowly). He suspects that she ha...
by Nemo
April 15th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Police powers
Replies: 25
Views: 1597

Police powers

Does anyone know how much information the police can find out about someone suspected of a financial offence but not under arrest

Thanks
by Nemo
April 5th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Car Servicing
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Car Servicing

What model is it? I guess there is a difference between an A1 and an R8.


Q5 - petrol version
by Nemo
April 5th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Car Servicing
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Car Servicing

Hi MonsterMork Service is due on mileage, not date. My Audi works on dates. Before the service it showed two dates - first for oil change and the second twelve months after this. I'll keep to these while I'm within the warranty period but wonder if I can change this. I do a very low mileage amd woul...
by Nemo
April 5th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Car Servicing
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Car Servicing

I was recently contacted by Audi about my first service on my car. They started contacting me after 10 months despite the car telling me that an oil change wasn't due until after 12 months. They confirmed that the price was over £260! I questioned what was involved and they said that it was basicall...
by Nemo
March 14th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Mining & Metals
Topic: Central Bank Gold Purchases Surged 74% in 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Central Bank Gold Purchases Surged 74% in 2018

I read similar a few times and just wonder why the price of gold doesn't rise very much

It has long been suspected (and sometimes proved) that the banks are manipulating gold prices, but there is only so much that they can do with such bulk buying
by Nemo
February 28th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Change of contract
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Change of contract

Hi everyone

Thanks for the help

My relative just wrote in cancelling the magazine, without any explanation.

I've rang them and explained that she was elderly and didn't have a computer. That did the trick - I just needed a bit of advice in case they didn't play ball.

Thanks again

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