Probate Services

Explore our full probate services below or contact us for more information.

Probate

Whenever and however someone dies, it is inevitably an emotional and difficult time for those left behind. We have acted for most of our clients for many years, know and understand their wider family situation and have often already been involved in estate planning and the formulation of their will. This leaves us in a unique position to sympathetically and efficiently assist the executors to apply for probate, to administer the estate and to produce concise estate accounts for the beneficiaries.

Services

Our probate services include:

  • support with practicalities in the immediate aftermath
  • contacting financial institutions as required
  • drafting the oath
  • completing the IHT returns
  • negotiating liabilities with HMRC
  • realising assets
  • preparation of estate accounts
  • dealing with estate tax returns
  • distributing the estate.

Pricing

We charge on the basis of an hourly rate (+ VAT) based on the time spent dealing with the estate. We do not charge any percentage on the value of the estate. Every estate is different and some of the tasks can be timing consuming but require an attention to detail that warrants them being carried out by senior staff. We are always happy to give an indicative quotation at the outset once we understand the nature of the assets, liabilities and the complexity of the will and will always keep you informed as matters progress.