Grant of Probate

If a person dies with a will, the appointed executors will need to apply for a ‘grant of probate’. A will gives an executor the authority to act, but they will usually require a grant of probate in order for any assets to be sold or transferred.

Executors have a number of duties to discharge when administering an estate. To ensure the probate process is undertaken correctly, speak with one of our specialist probate solicitors.

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Delegate responsibility to our specialist probate solicitors

Executors have a number of different duties to discharge when administering an estate. They are legally responsible for collecting the assets of the estate, paying all liabilities (including tax), and correctly distributing the estate. An executor can be held personally liable to the value of the assets in the estate if they distribute then without taking sufficient account of all such liabilities, thereby making an over-distribution to the beneficiaries. It is therefore extremely important to get it right!

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Administering an estate can be complex and it is recommended that you instruct a probate solicitor, especially if any of the following apply:

  • The estate is over the Inheritance Tax threshold (£325,000 in 2022-23);
  • There are doubts over the validity of the will;
  • There is no will;
  • Persons reasonably believing they would inherit under the will have been excluded;
  • There are trusts;
  • The estate is insolvent;
  • The estate includes foreign property;
  • The deceased was domiciled outside of the UK for tax purposes.

Choosing the right probate service for you

Fixed-fee pricing, £595 plus VAT

Apply for a Grant of Probate

Ideal if you want to keep the costs at a minimum, where the estate is simple to administer, and you have the time and ability to hand the administration yourself

  • We work out if inheritance tax is payable
  • We apply for the grant of probate
  • We send the grant to you
  • We keep you updated throughout
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The Complete Service

Ideal if you do not like to handle lots of paperwork, or the estate is complex and inheritance tax is payable, and or there is potential for disputes to arise

  • No upfront fees to pay 
  • We apply for the grant
  • We administer the estate
  • We distribute to beneficiaries
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Book your Initial Consultation

Meet with a solicitor and establish:

  • if you need to apply for probate;
  • the extent of the estate and what needs attending to;
  • if there anything urgent which you need to do now;
  • which of our services is most suited to you

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Our friendly and experienced probate team will guide you through every step.

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