PersonalProbate and Estate Administration

Losing a loved one is never easy. If you have been appointed executor of a Will and want to be sure your loved one’s wishes are carried out as they wanted, our team has the experience to support and guide you.

There is often a lot to think about but our team will help you:

  • Understand the terms of the Will and any trusts linked to it
  • Mitigate any tax payable, often by variation documents
  • Distribute assets to loved ones named in the will
  • Take care of the associated procedures and necessary paperwork

If someone dies without leaving a Will then they have died intestate. Although the process is similar, different rules apply and must be followed closely.

Let our team take care of your legal requirements quickly and efficiently so you can spend time concentrating on what’s important to you.

Pricing – Our Philosophy

We believe that it is important that our clients should have the certainty of fixed probate fees where we can reasonably predict what our work will entail.

Our practical experience over the last ten years has shown that we can reasonably predict what work is involved in the vast majority of probate cases so we will always try to offer a fixed fee in these instances.

In the minority of cases where we cannot predict what work will be involved, we will offer to work on a time spent basis with a bespoke predicted range of likely costs in the unusual circumstances involved. We have found that these minority of cases always arise out of an information deficit such as uncertainty over the identity of the executor or main beneficiaries, the extent and nature of the estate assets and/or liabilities, and the potential solvency of the estate.