My mum died 6 years ago. My brother got the house and I got some money from mum's bank account after everything had been paid. Bills, funeral, probate, the solicitor that took care of everything. I contested the will and lost so the money for both side solicitors came out of the money I was left by my mum. Now after all this time, I have been contacted by my brother's solicitor who also was the solicitor who had done the will for my mum, etc. My brother was executor of will. I received a letter that says the law firm received a refund of taxation on my mum's estate and Pursuant to the Deed of Settlement these funds are payable to me. Then there is a statutory declaration where I have to declare I am a beneficiary of the estate and I am identical with the person described as in the will of............ (but it says my name), then I have to declare that I am neither bankrupt nor insolvent. Then it talks of my obligation to notify the Administrator / Executor of will should my circumstances in the context paragraphs change and that distribution to me of my entitlement from estate is made by the Administrator / Executor based on the faith of what I say in this declaration. What on earth does this all mean? I received a cheque years ago from my solicitor, signed paperwork and thought that was that. So why am I suddenly receiving a tax refund because of my deceased mum and why do I have to sign something that sounds really dodgy?