Delay could be the death of you!

 

Delay could be the death of you!

 

In an interesting recent case where the deceased died intestate (without a Will) in 1987. The Plaintiff did not issue Proceedings until some 29 years later.

 

The Plaintiff issued Proceedings alleging misrepresentation by his siblings ,in relation to the administration of the Estate generally and also personal injuries for psychological damage.

 

The High Court applied the 6 year time limit for misrepresentation and in relation to the administration of the Estate and a two year time frame for the personal injury action and determined that time ran began to run from 2003/2004 and were long since Statute Barred.

 

It is a salutary lesson that if you believe you have a claim in relation to the Estate of a deceased person take legal advice at an early stage and do not delay.

 

If you have any further queries in relation to any Probate related matter, do not hesitate to contact Pauline Horkan, Lorna McArdle or Conor White on 01-2960666