We are licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales. When someone dies it is an emotional and overwhelming time for the whole family. The family may feel unable to deal with the legal and administrative issues that require due care and attention.

Matters to think about will include registering the death, making the funeral arrangements, completing government forms and applying for a Grant of Probate.

As this is a stressful time, loved ones often choose to hand everything over to an experienced and professional team who can deal with all the necessary matters in an efficient and compassionate manner, and in accordance with the law.

Probate is the process of administering the estate of a person who has died and ensuring its distribution to those who will inherit, after discharging any debts and liabilities.

Two of our partners, Michael Dodden and Ben Cleaveley, are both licenced to practice probate on the firms behalf.

We have the necessary knowledge and experience to handle all stages of Probate:

Probate Services
  • Assembling all the information regarding the assets and liabilities of the deceased;
  • Preparation of all tax returns and applying for Grant of Probate;
  • Preparation of estate accounts;
  • Organising the assets, discharging liabilities and expenses; and
  • Allocating the estate to those who are to benefit.

The work involved in administering an estate will depend on the complexity of the case, the terms of the will and whether any inheritance tax is due. Our fees are broadly time based not based on a percentage value of the estate.

Probate – Standard Terms of Business – 23.01.23