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Probate & Estate Administration

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    I cannot recommend David Gray highly enough, the staff are always courteous, extremely efficient and diligent. They have been extremely professional, quick and have kept me informed at all times.

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    We have just completed a house sale and purchase and this is the second time that Cliff Veitch... has dealt with our affairs. As before, he dealt with both sale and purchase in a very efficient manner and always kept us informed of progress and any issues that arose. His calm and professional manner helped enormously during some of the trickier moments. I can certainly highly recommend him.

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    Just wanted to say thank you so much for doing all the work for us for. As usual you do not disappoint and do a fabulous job as always. Thanks

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    As all my legal affairs appear to be in order it is time for me to say 'Thank You'. The last 3.5 years since my husband died have not been easy, I'm so grateful for all your patience and understanding, you have helped me on numerous occasions when I couldn't see a way forward.

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    Thank you for the excellent service, it was very professional, my requirements were quickly carried out.

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    Many thanks for taking us through sorting out our mother’s will and finances so well. ........ I found it quite moving when tidying mum’s papers to find a letter from her to you expressing how much she appreciated all your help. My sister and I would similarly like to say what a difference it makes to have such a professional and friendly service , especially at a difficult time like this.

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    I wish to say how greatly I appreciate all the help and advice you gave me while carrying out this work.

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    Thanks for doing such a fantastic job with all my mum’s various legal things to sort. Its been very painless and hugely appreciated.

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    I would like to express my thanks and gratitude for helping me so efficiently and professionally, it was a great weight off my mind.

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    Thank you so much for all your guidance and support, I have really enjoyed it.

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    You have given me excellent service which I really appreciate. I have used many Solicitors in the past for various things that have let me down on a few things. But your firm have given me the best service and I would like to therefore instruct you again for this matter too.

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We can take the stress of managing your assets after your death away from your loved ones and assist with any Probate application.

Our specialist Probate solicitors are here to carry out your wishes after your death in a timely, sensitive and professional manner. We can act as executors in your Will or administer your estate. We can also provide support in dealing with all the paperwork for estates of all sizes.

Estate administration and the Probate application can be complex. It can be an overwhelming process and we can help executors to move through the process with confidence.  The administration of an estate may involve the calculation and payment of inheritance tax.  This will also involve timescales from the date of death for which executors must be aware of.  We can ensure these are not missed and penalties not incurred.

We will ensure that executors are kept up to date in connection with progress in the case.  We can draft all legal documents that are required as part of the estate administration including oaths, tax returns and final estate accounts.

We can also help you settle the affairs of someone close who has died and not made a will.  We have extensive experience of dealing with the administration of estates in circumstances such as these.

We can:

  • Advise you on the terms of any Will, and if no Will has been left by the deceased, advise you on the Intestacy Rules
  • Help identify the assets that make up the estate as well as any liabilities
  • Prepare the Probate application which may include an Inheritance Tax return where appropriate
  • Arrange for the payment of any Inheritance due by the estate to HM Revenue & Customs
  • Advise and deal with issues such as lifetime gifts, nil-rate bands and the distribution of the estate

Our fees

In accordance with rules published by the SRA, as of December 2018 all firms offering this type of work must publish details of prices and personnel undertaking the work.  Please see our dedicated fees page for more information.

Our fees: Probate matters – Fixed fees

Our fees: Probate matters – Hourly rate fees


The team specialising in this area of work

  • Partner
  • Solicitor
  • Solicitor