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:

  • 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 fees

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What our clients say

‘Approachable, professional, interested in our needs and in finding the best solution.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

‘A local and approachable firm who can understand sometimes unusual international estate planning needs.’

Legal 500, 2021

What our clients say

"I do genuinely find them particularly excellent. They are very nice and considerate of their clients, they go that little bit further. They have got it right, I see and hear and feel good things. They get the deal done and will do it correctly, with the best end for their clients. They have the full package, they are efficient, helpful and always have clients' best interest at heart."

Client feedback in Chambers HNW - 2019

What our clients say

"They've got a good reputation" and "it's a good, solid firm."

Chambers HNW - 2020

What our clients say

"I have found all the solicitors and support staff at Stone King to be professional in all our dealings: friendly, efficient and proactive."

Client Feedback in Chambers HNW - 2020

What our clients say

"Stone King LLP is ‘very good’ in its particular niches of cross-border estates and older and vulnerable client services."

Legal 500 - 2019

The law and practice referred to in this article or webinar has been paraphrased or summarised. It might not be up-to-date with changes in the law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided at the time of reading. It should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice in relation to a specific set of circumstances.