Private client

Probate and estate administration

Probate and estate administration

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 buying and selling residential 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:

If an estate includes large gifts to charities or unincorporated associations, then our charity law non profit team can help.

The team are highly ranked in The Legal 500 (2023) where a commenter notes the team's capacity to deal with large and "complex estates" and praised their "grasp of issues that only comes with experience."
The Legal 500 (2023)

Probate and estate administration charging information

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.

Find out more about our pricing, including examples of fee estimates. We would be pleased to discuss your requirements free of charge and tailor a costs proposal accordingly.

Russell Cooke Private Client Charging Info

Private client charging information

As each estate is different, we provide a personal fee estimate at the outset and keep you updated each month so you can stay in control of costs...

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our private client solicitors; Holborn office +44 (0)20 3826 7522; Kingston office +44 (0)20 3826 7529 or Putney office +44 (0)20 3826 7515 or complete our form.

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