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Wills, Probate & Trusts


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.

We can:

  • Advise you on the Intestacy Rules if the deceased did not leave a Will
  • Advise on 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
  • Carry out tax-planning to mitigate any tax arising as part of the administration process
  • Advise and assist with the distribution of the estate
  • Prepare and advise on Deeds of Variation
  • Provide a fixed-fee quotation where possible.

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

Louise Miller

Associate Solicitor, Head of Wills and Probate

T: 0191 212

Brilliant and extremely professional.
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