What happens where a deceased leaves no Will and a number of near relatives, who are estranged ? Which one or group would a court favour in granting letters of administration?

It appears that the court would prefer to order letters of administration to the majority group who would be entitled to at least one half share of the estate, even if the minor group applied for an administration order first.

Pearce Webster Dugdales are experienced in this area and are qualified to provide advice to you.