Probate & estates

Few experiences are more traumatic than the death of someone you know well, especially if you are the one who has to sort out the affairs of the deceased. The administration of an estate can take some months, even years in very complicated cases. Few people have the time to spare or the ready knowledge at hand which is why it makes sense to instruct a probate lawyer.

On death, the executors named in the Will of the deceased (or the appointed administrators, where there is no Will) are responsible for dealing with the administration and distribution of the estate. 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), encashing and transferring assets and accounting to the beneficiaries.

How our probate solicitors can help you:

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Meet the team

Jessica Moseley

Solicitor

Lucy Cheeseman

Solicitor

Judy Pollard

Senior Tax Adviser

Fiona Taylor

Associate

Corinne Richards

Personal Tax Adviser

Philip Raggett

Partner

Gail Hall

Partner

Claire Cowling

Legal Executive

Tom Simmons

Legal Executive (ACILEx)

Richard Theobald

Solicitor

Mary Shaw

Partner & Team Leader for Private Client

Samantha Bradburne

Solicitor

Joanna Dunlop

Solicitor

Charles Warner

Consultant Solicitor & Notary Public

Richard Theobald, at all times, has been exemplary in his dealings with us. We have had total confidence in his handling of the whole process. In terms of his business knowledge, affability and responsiveness to any questions raised he is excellent. We have often been impressed with his detailed emails and his willingness to communicate readily when the needs arise. Finally, Richard has established good working relationships with the executors individually.


Mrs B

As difficult as the task has been (at times) we have never once questioned our decision to move the Estate into your capable hands. You have been professional, caring, extremely knowledgeable, discrete - all the while providing expert guidance as we have traversed the minefield of various tax laws. The service and expertise from everyone at Warners has been excellent. Beyond our expectation (I had high expectations!) Perhaps the biggest compliment I can pay you is that I am actually disappointed that our dealings are near completion. Thank you for all your work it is very much appreciated.


Mr H

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the kind and gentle way you explained and dealt with all this with us as a family. It has made the process much easier, especially for my parents."  


Mrs T