Is there a valid reason to withhold a Larke v Nugus request when there is no personal representative? Imagine the situation where a person in England dies testate and:
- All executors have renounced their positions.
- Residual beneficiaries are a number of separate charities.
- None of the residual beneficiaries have agreed to act as the deceased's personal representative.
- The solicitors who wrote the will refuse to respond to a Larke v Nugus request from the deceased's family (next-of-kin) on the basis of there being no personal representative.
How can the next-of-kin get the solicitors who wrote the will to respond to the Larke v Nugus request? Could a Legacy beneficiary act as the deceased's personal representative.