Our team helps you deal with the administration of the estate following the death of a family member or friend. You may be a personal representative or a beneficiary.

We advise on matters such as:

  • preparing the grant application and completing the HM Revenue Account
  • Inheritance Tax deductions and reliefs
  • Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax and the completion of Tax Returns
  • Deeds of Variation and post-death tax planning
  • dealing with enquiries from HM Revenue & Customs
  • constituting nil-rate-band trusts
  • insolvent estates
  • charities and unincorporated associations on gifts from estates in collaboration with the charity and social business team
  • cross-border succession and multi-jurisdiction estate issues in collaboration with the French team

Our specialist contentious probate team can advise on any disputes arising over an estate.

Our team and approach

  • Our highly qualified and experienced probate team can handle complex estates. The team includes Richard Frimston, who contributes a regular column on cross-border issues to the journal of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is a co-author of International Aspects of Family Law, published by Resolution, the organisation for family lawyers.
  • We have particular expertise in cross-border estates, issues of foreign succession (especially those relating to France) and domicile issues, as well as business property and heritage issues.
  • Many of our clients are high-net-worth individuals, members of the legal and accountancy professions and people working at a senior level in the financial sector.
  • We appreciate that clients instruct us at a difficult time in their lives and understand the importance of giving clear, timely, practical advice. 
  • We also deal with less complex estates taking on what can be a substantial administrative burden. 

Please also refer to our related page on probate for more information on the work we do.

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Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus disbursements. Every estate is different, which is why we provide personal estimates at the commencement of the matter to make sure that you get the right amount of support to meet your individual circumstances.

Find out more about our pricing for probate and estate administration services, including example fee estimates.