Obtaining Probate

When someone dies, it may be necessary to obtain a grant of probate (or letters of administration if there is no will), in order to deal with the deceased’s estate. Whether or not probate is required depends on different factors, for example, the size of the estate or what assets are owned by the deceased when they die, or whether or not those assets are owned jointly.

It may be that the administration of the estate is quite straight forward and you only need our help in obtaining the grant. If, however, you need additional help in administering the estate, please follow the link to our Administration of Estates section of this website for further guidance.

Our expert Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team have been advising clients in respect of trusts and probate for many years. We understand that you may be able to administer the estate yourself and just need a little advice in obtaining the grant and we are happy to help as much or as little as is necessary. If you just need the grant and no more, that is what we will do and in most circumstances we should be able to quote you a fixed fee for the work.

With many of our Team being members of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), we have all the expertise and experience that you need to guide you through the process. We can complete the necessary inheritance tax forms, prepare the oath and make the application for the grant, leaving you to focus on what matters most...you and your family, at such a difficult and distressing time.

If you have an enquiry in relation to obtaining probate or simply want to speak to a member of our friendly Team for further information and guidance, please use the request a call back or make an enquiry option to get in touch.

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