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 »

Intestacy Rules

What are the Intestacy Rules? If someone dies and hasn’t made a valid Will their estate will be distributed under a certain set of rules. These are known as the rules of intestacy. As a result of not having a valid Will, no-one will have the authority to immediately deal with the deceased person’s affairs…. Read more »

Helen Gowin

I am Partner and Head of the Estate Administration & Probate team. I deal with executors and trustees on high value estates including estates with a foreign element, business and agricultural assets. I act for a wide variety of personal representatives and beneficiaries of estates who need to sort out the affairs of someone who… Read more »