Wills & Probate
Administration of estates
Losing a relative or friend is often one of the hardest events to handle in our lives. The process of administering their estate can then be complicated and overwhelming. Our Private Client Team will tailor our service to meet your needs, to ensure that the process of administering the estate is as stress-free as possible. We can offer as much or as little support as you feel you need.
A Grant of Probate is a legal document which grants the executor of an estate, or the administrator if the deceased left no Will, the authority to deal with the deceased’s estate. Without a Grant of Probate you may be unable to access or dispose of any of the deceased’s assets, which is vital so that the assets can be realised and distributed either in accordance with the deceased’s Will or the laws of intestacy, if the deceased left no Will.
We can assist you by assessing all of the assets and liabilities of the estate, preparing and completing the application for the Grant of Probate on your behalf, finalising the deceased’s tax position, collecting in the assets and paying all of the outstanding liabilities and finally distributing the assets to the beneficiaries of the estate.
Our costs will vary depending upon the amount of work we undertake, the value of the state and the level of assistance your instruct us to provide. However, our rates are competitive.