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Probate and estate administration solicitors

Probate solicitors

Probate and estate administration lawyers

Our experienced probate lawyers are used to dealing with all aspects of probate and estate administration. We offer transparent pricing for probate and estate administration services, and provide a fast, efficient service from SRA-regulated professionals.

We act for clients in England and Wales from our offices in London and Hertfordshire with telephone and video call appointments so there is no need to visit our offices.

Get started with probate

Get started with probate and estate administration by contacting our friendly team by telephone or e-mail:

phone 01707 246100

email enquiries@bishopsgatelaw.com

Open 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.


There is no need to visit our offices

We can take instructions for wills and probate matters entirely remotely by e-mail, telephone and video call appointments.

Cost of probate

Our fees for probate will be calculated according to the value of the estate.

More information about our fees and costs for uncontested probate.

What is probate?

The process of probate takes place after someone dies. If there is a will, the executor named in it is responsible for ensuring that the estate of the deceased is secure, assessing its value and paying any inheritance tax.

Executors and estate administration

The executor has responsibility for estate administration, including gathering and valuing all the assets, paying any outstanding debts and then distributing what is left according to the will.

Before the administration of the estate can take place, executors or administrators need to apply for the right to deal with the deceased person’s possessions and affairs.

Professional executors and trustees

Our probate lawyers can act as professional executors and trustees on your behalf in administering the estate.

Grant of probate

The authorisation, known as “the grant of representation” or “grant of probate”, is given by the Probate Service.

In order to obtain the grant of probate, there are a number of tasks which will have to be carried out by the executor including obtaining the death certificate, valuing the person’s estate, and calculating liability for inheritance tax.

If you have been named as an executor or someone close to you has died without leaving a will, our probate team will act on your behalf and apply for a grant of probate or letters of administration.

The legal team at Bishopsgate Law

We have more than 70 staff including solicitors, trainee solicitors, conveyancers, paralegals, legal assistants, a client care team, accounts and administration.

Information about the solicitors and legal team at Bishopsgate Law.

Bereavement solicitors

Dealing with legal and administration matters after a bereavement can be confusing, upsetting and stressful, which is why our experienced staff will always be flexible, sensitive and understanding when dealing with probate and estate administration clients. We'll take the time to explain carefully what has to be done, how we can help you and the costs involved.

Contact us

We act for clients in England and Wales from our offices in London and Hertfordshire.

Contact our friendly team by telephone or e-mail:

phone 01707 246100

email enquiries@bishopsgatelaw.com


We are dealing with the Coronavirus situation with our Business Contingency Plan in operation to allow us to continue uninterrupted provision of our services. We are functioning fully with our staff working remotely, and have systems in place to provide our services while making it unnecessary for clients to visit our offices.


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