A Sole Trader Who Loved Cats

Woman Working

Our Estate Administration & Probate team acted as executors with a lay executor for a generous patron who lived in the Chester area, who loved his cats and wanted to be cremated with the remains of his former feline companions. He didn’t have any close family and we were involved in arranging his funeral in… Read more »

A Generous Testator

Meeting Room

Our Estate Administration & Probate team acted as executors for a generous patron of the arts and science in the Manchester area who was also an avid collector of fine art. He left most of his estate to a number of both national and local charities but also left a share of his estate in… Read more »

A Home-made Will & a Millionaire

Manor House

Our Estate Administration & Probate team were approached by the executor and main beneficiary of a home-made Will where the person who died was a neighbour with considerable wealth, but had no family and had become good friends with our client over the years. The Will was challenged by the beneficiaries of an earlier Will… Read more »

Probate Checklist

How long does an estate take to administer and what are the steps to be taken? There are a number of steps to be taken in dealing with an estate and each estate can vary widely depending on the nature of the assets, the value of the estate, how quickly institutions respond to queries and… Read more »

Changing Will After Death

What is a Deed of Variation? It is possible in some circumstances to change a person’s Will after they have died. Likewise, if no Will has been made, it is possible to change how a person’s estate is distributed after their death. These changes can be made through a Deed of Variation. Some of the… Read more »