Dealing with the affairs of a loved one after death can often be overwhelming

The grieving process is difficult enough as it is without the additional work required to administer the estate of the person who has died.

Our probate team is here to help guide you through the process of probate so that you can effectively and efficiently deal with your loved ones estate.

We will advise you on how the estate should be administered (whether there is a will or not), assist with completing the necessary forms and then if required we will collect in all assets and settle all liabilities prior to distributing the estate to the beneficiaries.

If you have any queries with regard to probate or would like to know more about our probate services, please contact us by emailing patrice.lawrence@tvedwards.com or calling us on 020 3440 8000.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Grant of Representation* is the legal name for the document which will enable those responsible* to deal with the assets and liabilities of the estate.

*The Grant of Representation is also known as Probate if there is a Will, or Letters of Administration if there is no Will.

*Those responsible are known as Executors if there is a Will, or Administrators if there is no Will.

If you have been appointed as an Executor in the Will or are one of the closest members of family of the person who has died, you may need to take advice because dealing with the administration of the estate can be complex. You will need to find out about the value of the person’s possessions and make sure that any Inheritance Tax is paid to HM Revenue and Customs.

No there is no central register of Wills. Certainty, a profit making company, is seeking to develop an informal register of Wills.

Who to contact

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Patrice was excellent – approachable, professional, friendly and very efficient. She took the time to explain what we didnt understand and was always helpful and polite. She was a pleasure to deal with… I am already using your conveyancing department! Thank you!

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