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

Judy Pollard

Senior Tax Adviser

Corinne Richards

Personal Tax Adviser

Claire Wickens

Legal Executive

Lucy Cheeseman

Solicitor

Mary Shaw

Partner & Team Leader

Gail Hall

Partner

Charles Warner

Consultant Solicitor & Notary Public

Richard Theobald

Solicitor

Samantha Bradburne

Associate

Joanna Dunlop

Solicitor

Philip Raggett

Partner

Tom Simmons

Legal Executive (ACILEx)

Fiona Taylor

Associate

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

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