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By planning ahead there are things that you can do to protect you and your family in the future.

What to do after the death of a loved one

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be difficult enough without the stress of the huge task of sorting out their estate and financial affairs. In simple terms Probate is the process of administering an estate after someone has died. If the deceased person had a Will, this task normally passes over to the named executor. If they die intestate (without a Will) the task normally passes on to family members.

If you are responsible for the estate you may need to apply for a “grant of representation,” which is a legal document that gives you the legal right to take control of an estate. This is not usually required if you are a spouse or civil partner and the estate is held in joint names. If you are the executor of the Will you can apply for a “grant of probate”. We know how confusing it all sounds but we have a team of probate solicitors that can help you through the legal maze.

Probate fees

Our charges for probate work are charged according to the amount of time needed to be spent in dealing with the matter. This can vary depending upon how many assets/debts there are to deal with and whether or not inheritance tax is payable amongst other things.

The current hourly rates of the probate specialists are £250+vat and £175+vat.

Whatever your needs or situation, our solicitors can make a difference. To speak to our specialist Probate team, please call 01525 378177, or contact us.

We’re here to help

Our dedicated teams offer specialist legal advice in the areas of Court of Protection, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Trusts, Probate, Residential Property and Wills.

How can we support you?

Our team of Probate specialists are here to listen and to guide you through the whole legal process – organising money, assets and possessions. We understand what needs to be done when someone dies and can help with as much or as little of the process as you need. We will make a potentially complex situation as straight forward for you as possible.

Need to know more

Find out more:

Probate FAQs

Meet our Probate team

Aleisha Lee

Catherine Cooke

Senior Solicitor – Head of Private Client Department

Claudia Giltrow - Paralegal
Inna Zahorodna - Solicitor
Melissa Bright
Peter Slaney

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