Probate & Estates

We know that it’s hard enough dealing with the death of a loved one without the added stress of managing the legal aspects.

If someone you know has died, our team of probate and estates solicitors will help guide you through the legal responsibilities, with expert advice on probate, or administering an estate.

Our probate and estates services

We can help you with all aspects of probate law, including:

  • wills
  • trusts
  • intestacy (where no will has been made)
  • preparing forms to apply for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration
  • registering a death
  • arranging a funeral
  • inheritance tax and HM Revenue and Customs
  • notifying insurance companies, pension services, utility companies and banks

Our experienced probate solicitors can advise you on every step of the process, to make sure all your legal responsibilities are covered.

If matters become difficult, we work closely with our colleagues in the Dispute Resolution team to provide advice about potential claims against the estate or disputes relating to the administration.


Our charges are based only on our time and not a percentage of the value of the estate. We’ll give you a clear estimate of our costs up front and update you if they’re likely to change.

Get in touch

Please contact Charles Hayward or Rod Smith for a no-obligation discussion on our probate and estates services.

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