Probate & estates

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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 months or even years in very complicated cases. Few people have the time to spare or the ready knowledge at hand to deal with these situations as well as they should. which is why it makes sense to instruct a probate lawyer. As such, it is important to employ the services of one of our estate planning lawyers to help this period go as smoothly as possible.

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.

Our solicitors are equipped to help you deal with all manner of issues following the death of a person close to you. From Inheritance Act claims to will contesting, we’re here to help you do best out of these difficult situations.

How our probate solicitors can help you:

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Solicitor

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Chambers & Partners 2020

May I add my thanks... for your expertise in guiding us through the maelstrom of tax and other matters relating to the estate settlement. You and the team have been excellent, especially as we are rather far flung.


Mrs Holding

I have recently been dealing with Richard Theobald and Sarah Fitz-Gibbon and their corresponding teams. Richard helped finalise an Estate following a close family members death and Sarah assisted with the conveyancing on a property sale. Dealing with Warners was a massive relief in terms of their assistance at a difficult time and their professionalism and knowledge was brilliant. It was very comforting knowing that we were looked after and all affairs were in good hands. I would highly recommend their services to anyone needing legal advice.


Mr B