Compassionate and clear legal support for executors
If you have recently been bereaved and you are a nominated executor of the person who has died, the idea of distributing their possessions can be daunting.
You might be wondering where to start, and what your responsibilities are. Many people in this situation are worried about missing something important or dealing with large amounts of paperwork.
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Specialist legal advice for peace of mind
Although some people choose to administer a person’s estate without a solicitor or legal executive, we strongly recommend you take professional advice, as you will be personally liable if you get it wrong.
This is particularly the case if the estate involves complex assets, high value or offshore elements. Even if the estate is straightforward, most people find it invaluable to have a supportive lawyer to make things as simple as possible, reduce the administrative burden, remove the risk of costly mistakes and free up time for the practicalities.
Using a lawyer also gives you complete peace of mind that you are distributing the assets correctly, according to the law and to the wishes of the person who has passed away (by following their will, if they had one, or the rules of intestacy if they died without a will).
Expert legal guidance for all or part of the probate process
We can help you throughout the entire process of administering a person’s estate, from the initial step of registering the person’s death through the initial grant of probate and distributing their assets. Alternatively, if you only need our help for part of the process (such as obtaining the grant of probate), we’re happy to assist you as much as you need.
Our probate solicitors and lawyers can help with the full spectrum of issues you may encounter, such as asset valuation, grant of representation applications, tax considerations, foreign assets and will trusts.
Capable and experienced in dealing with complex estates
We’re delighted to help clients with the administration of estates large and small, and specialise in the administration of complex estates. You can rest assured in our experience – we count among our team members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), nationally recognised as senior practitioners in this area of law. We are also noted in prestigious legal guides The Legal 500 and Chambers High Net Worth.
Clear advice from approachable people
No matter how simple or complex the estate is to untangle, you can trust us to deal with it with attention to detail, care and compassion. We’ll give you clear direction on what steps to take next, so you can move forward, and we make the time to answer any questions you may have.