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Wills, Probate & Trusts

Estate Administration and Probate

Our experienced solicitors can sensitively help you to obtain a grant of representation or handle the full administration of an estate following the death of a loved one.

A grant of probate confirms the executor’s authority to collect the assets in an estate, where the deceased left a valid Will.  A grant of letters of administration gives legal authority to those entitled to deal with the administration of an estate where an individual did not leave a Will or where there is a Will but no executors are able to act for whatever reason.

To find out more about probate and the role of a solicitor, please watch the video below.

We can:

  • Advise you on the intestacy rules if the deceased did not leave a Will
  • Explain the terms of the Will, where appropriate
  • Help identify the assets and liabilities in an estate
  • Prepare the probate application, including the appropriate inheritance tax return
  • Liaise with HM Revenue & Customs regarding payment of tax
  • Claim transferable nil rate bands, where appropriate
  • Advise on the reporting of lifetime gifts for inheritance tax purposes
  • Advise on tax issues which may arise
  • Assist with the distribution of the estate
  • Prepare and advise on deeds of variation
  • Provide a fixed-fee quotation where possible.

Each matter will be dealt with by a member of the team who will handle the full process for you.  All of our solicitors have more than ten years’ experience and are full members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  Click here to meet the wills, probate & trusts team headed by partner Lydia McCaslin.

If you are looking for advice from experienced solicitors about any aspect of the probate process, contact the team on


Sorting out your affairs may seem daunting but our understanding team is here to help. Contact:

Lydia McCaslin

Partner, Head of Wills and Probate

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