Estate Administration and Probate

Coping with the death of a close family member or friend is understandably difficult, our team of estate administration and probate solicitors are here to help you. At a time of loss there are a number of practicalities which need to be dealt with and the estate administration process needs to be started. Some of these practicalities need dealing with more quickly than others such as:

  • Finding the Will;
  • Checking the person’s funeral wishes;
  • Assessing who should take overall responsibility for the estate.

Our role is to assist the personal representatives with these immediate practicalities and ease the burden during this emotional period. We have a dedicated team of estate administration solicitors who specialise in handling cases in a professional and caring manner.  Our team ensure that we guide our clients carefully through the estate administration process. Although it can often take several months for an estate to be fully completed, we have the expertise in assisting with the full estate or can simply assist with applying for a grant from the Probate Registry if required.

Members of our team are accredited by the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP). You can be assured that a specialist is dealing with the case who has the right knowledge and experience in guiding you through the entire estate administration process, including its taxation aspects and the final distribution of funds.

Our dedicated probate solicitors are also able to act as Executors. This can be particularly helpful when the interests of vulnerable beneficiaries may be an issue or when a dispute may arise. Therefore giving you peace of mind that the estate will be handled professionally and impartially.

We offer a full range of services and can advise or provide assistance in a flexible and bespoke way, either undertaking specific tasks to assist the executors in their duties or dealing with the estate entirely. Our services include:

  • Advising executors following a death;
  • The administration of an estate;
  • Intestacies;
  • Advising executors and personal representatives;
  • Advising beneficiaries;
  • Assessing and advising regarding any claims against the estate.

What is the typical process of estate administration?

For any further information about Estate Administration & Probate, please contact a member of our team on 0161 475 7676 or visit our team page.

You can also read more about how we can help you by downloading our Estate Administration & Probate leaflet