Hi everyone. I wondered if anyone out there could offer some advice?
My Father worked for airbus in France but was forced to return to the U.K. with health issues and sadly passed away in late 2011. I had no stomach for dealing with the probate for a good year or so but he left my brother and I an inheritance that was unfortunately in his french bank account.
Long story short: I've had endless woes first actually convincing the bank he was dead then trying to claim the funds. I used a French/English solicitor and managed to get all the necessary documentaion in order but the bank still won't release the funds, nor give me any reason as to why - they have simply stopped communicating.
After some 2 and a half years of dealing with this I've pretty much reached the end of my tether. The solicitors aren't too great either taking weeks to reply to my emails. is there any legal recourse I can make to compel the bank to release what is rightfully mine and my brothers?
Any advice would be very gratefully received,