One Step at a Time

Posted: 7th July 2011

A family that leapt into action in order to make a claim against their late father’s estate had their claim thrown out by the court recently.

The family of Timothy Milburn, who died intestate, went to court to claim a half share in the farm and riding school he haHorse in Fieldd occupied for several years with his partner.
Unfortunately for them, they had failed to obtain letters of administration over his estate before they launched the action. Despite being beneficiaries, they had no legal right to bring a claim until they had been granted the legal power to act in regard to their late father’s estate.
It is always important to make sure that legal actions are dealt with in an orderly and efficient way – we can advise you how best to pursue any claim and what steps have to be taken first (if any).