A personal service when it is needed most.
In the extremely difficult and upsetting time following the death of a family member or other loved one, there are many things you have to attend to and consider. Dealing with the legalities should be made as straightforward and stress-free as possible. You need the support of an empathetic adviser who can provide you with clear, pragmatic guidance to ensure that the estate is administered correctly, promptly, tax-efficiently and in a way that fulfils the wishes of the deceased.
Our Probate team provides practical, tailored advice to families, executors and beneficiaries on the administration of estates after death. This could involve the transfer of assets to future generations or ensuring a family business continues running or is passed to a child or spouse. People’s lives can be complicated and the estates we deal with are often complex, high value and spanning across multiple jurisdictions.
We advise on business, agricultural and heritage property reliefs from inheritance tax and post-death variations, as well as preparing inheritance tax accounts, obtaining grants of probate and negotiating valuations with HMRC. Our team has significant experience in dealing with cross-border succession issues, working with advisers in other jurisdictions to ensure that estates are administered in a coordinated way, obtaining UK grants for foreign people who died owning UK assets, and re-sealing Commonwealth grants and English grants overseas.