Probate & Estates
On death, the executors named in the Will of the deceased (or the chosen administrators where there is no Will) are responsible for dealing with the administration of the estate, which includes implementing the provisions of the Will. In most cases it is necessary to obtain a grant of representation to formalise the appointment of the executors.
The role of executor can include registering the death, organising the funeral, ascertaining details of the deceased’s assets and liabilities, calculating and settling all tax liabilities (including the preparation and submission of inheritance tax forms), encasing and transferring assets and accounting to the beneficiaries.
Warners have considerable experience in this area and are more than happy to help to the extent required.
Accredited by the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme
We are delighted to be an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This shows that we follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing tailored wills and probate advice to consumers.
- We will not pressure you into buying more complex advice that is not in your best interests.
- Our dedicated wills and probate service is tailored to your needs. We will explain the process, options, costs and likely timescales.
- We will keep you up-to-date using your preferred method of communication.
- Accredited solicitors and other staff complete mandatory training on the WIQS standard and show compliance through annual re-accreditation and ongoing enforcement checks by the Law Society.
Check that we are WIQS accredited by searching for us on the Law Society’s Find a Solicitor website: www.lawsociety.org.uk/findasolicitor.
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