Probate & Estate Administration
Our Probate solicitors specialise in the administration of estates, and are part of the wider Private Client Group.
We understand that for recently bereaved relatives and friends, the process of obtaining probate needs to dealt with quickly and efficiently, and cause as little stress as possible.
Probate is a term commonly used to describe the administration of a person’s estate after they die. The word comes from the term ‘Grant of Probate’ which is the document issued by the Probate Registry confirming who is entitled to administer the estate.
If a person dies without leaving a will, the rules of intestacy apply and rather than a grant of probate, letters of administration are issued to the next of kin specified by the rules.
Probate varies hugely, depending on the size of the estate, whether the deceased left a will, the nature and value of the assets, and whether Inheritance Tax is payable from the estate.