Probate and the Administration of estates

No one can take away the grief when someone dies. But what we can do is to offer a discreet, sensitive and comprehensive service to resolve the legal and financial consequences that inevitably arise. By dealing with the paperwork and the legalities quickly and efficiently, we hope that we can at least remove one burden from your shoulders.

We offer a complete service for the administration of estates in England and Wales, including advising when the estate involves foreign assets. Our service includes:

  • Obtaining a grant of probate or letters of administration
  • Completing the Inland Revenue returns
  • Settling any tax liabilities
  • Settling any debts and funeral expenses
  • Advising on family provision
  • Collecting in the assets of the estate
  • Distributing the estate to the beneficiaries
  • Preparing administration accounts

Where appropriate we also deal with:

  • Establishing will trusts
  • Obtaining Settled Land Act grants
  • Obtaining grants de bonis non
  • Resealing foreign grants
  • Tax planning for estates
  • Advice on succession
  • Caveats and citations
  • Probate actions

If you would like to know more about how we can help you in any of these areas, please contact Thea Holloway or Ben Williams.