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Trusts & Probate

There can be a great deal of emotional stress following the death of a friend or relative. This can be exacerbated by having the burden of dealing with the deceased’s affairs.

We can ease this pressure by taking responsibility for the winding up and distribution of the estate. We can help you to obtain the Grant of Probate (where there is a Will) or Letters of Administration (where a person dies ‘intestate’, without a Will). You have two options, the first is for you to collect the information about the value of assets, confirm debts and provide the information to us, so that the application can be made to the Probate Registry.

Alternatively, our team can assist you with the full estate administration. This option may appeal to you if you do not have the time to deal with it personally, or if you do not want to deal with paperwork when you are recently bereaved.

Our skilled staff can also provide advice and guidance on trusts and inheritance issues, and on tax planning. Our team has a great deal of experience in administering estates, supplemented by up-to-the-minute training on the ever-changing tax regime relating to estates. The team is dedicated to working on probate and trust cases on a daily basis, unlike some practitioners who dabble in the work as part of a wider caseload.

We believe in transparency in both our work and in our charges. We will provide you with a written estimate when we take on the case, and if something unexpected happens, we will contact you to agree a new estimate before carrying out any further work. We are also committed to providing quality advice at all times, and we will always assess the benefit to you before undertaking additional work.

Our Expertise

  • Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Trusts & Inheritance
  • Tax Planning
  • Bereavement Support Services