Who is the legal representative?
If there is a valid Will then the Representative(s) will be the Executor(s) named in the Will.
Where there is no valid Will, then the Legal Representative(s) (known as the Administrator(s)) will be appointed by the Supreme Court through the Grant of Letters of Administration.
If it is determined a Grant of Letters of Administration is not required to finalise the Estate, the Legal Representative will usually be the surviving spouse/partner of the deceased, his or her surviving children, or if neither of these exist or are able to act, a surviving parent as noted on the Death Certificate.
Note: If a Solicitor has been engaged by the Legal Representative to act on behalf of the Estate, communication may be through the Solicitor.