Administration of Estates

This service involves dealing with your affairs after death – the estate being your property and assets.

Our probate specialists handle the winding up of your estate with sensitivity and understanding, and help your family and friends through what can be a very confusing and upsetting time.

Estate Administration

  • Ascertaining the assets and liabilities and preparing the necessary tax forms
  • Obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, enabling the Executor (otherwise known as an Administrator where there is no Will) to realise the assets
  • Settling the liabilities of the estate, including all tax liabilities
  • Distributing the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will. If there is no Will then the estate is distributed according to the intestacy rules

We may be able to minimise the tax liabilities on the estate of the deceased and those of the beneficiaries by careful tax planning. This may involve Deeds of Variation or Family Arrangement.

On occasions there may be disputes between beneficiaries, executors or those who want to make a claim against an estate – we can advise in these circumstances.