We recognise that the legalities arising from the death of a loved one can add to your burden at an emotionally distressing time. So our team is here to guide you through each stage of the process, giving you the reassurance that everything is being handled promptly and professionally as well as cost-effectively.

Whether you are a beneficiary or the executor of a will, you will have a dedicated solicitor and legal assistant working with you throughout, ensuring you can always speak with someone who has a clear understanding of the estate and its requirements.

How we can help

The breadth of our probate and estate administration expertise means we can handle everything from large, cross-border estates and complex disputes to the many administrative tasks that come with even the most simple estates.

Typical areas we help with include:

  • collecting in assets and arranging valuations
  • obtaining the grant of probate
  • calculation and payment of inheritance tax
  • calculation of Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax, and correspondence with HM Revenue & Customs
  • payment of debts and executor expenses
  • distributing the estate to the beneficiaries
  • disputes arising over who should benefit from an estate

Many estates require a property to change hands within the family or be sold, and our conveyancing team is on hand to offer advice and make sure the process runs smoothly.

For our clients with business assets and international connections, we work closely with specialists from our corporate and commercial, cross border succession, French and family teams. If an estate includes large gifts to charities or unincorporated associations, then our charity and social business team can help.

What others say about our probate and estate administration solicitors

“Efficient, empathetic and professional.” Chambers High Net Worth

“A professional team that has a keen eye for detail.” The Legal 500

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For administering an estate, we generally charge at our hourly rate plus disbursements, but in many cases we can also agree a fixed fee to give you greater certainty from the start.

Find out more about the costs of probate and administering an estate (including some example costs) or request a personal fee estimate.