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Probate and estates solicitors

Probate and estates solicitors

Expert help with probate and estate administration

Our experienced probate lawyers can act for you to obtain grant of probate and carry out estate administration on your behalf.

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Contact our friendly team by telephone or e-mail to arrange to speak to a probate specialist:

phone 01707 246100

email enquiries@bishopsgatelaw.com

Open 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

We act for clients nationally in England and Wales, and there is usually no need to visit our offices.

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.

Grant of probate

To obtain authorisation for the grant of probate from the Probate Service, certain tasks 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 can act on your behalf and apply for a grant of probate or letters of administration.

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.

Our probate lawyers can act on your behalf in administering the estate.

Cost of probate

For making the application for grant of probate only, we will usually be able to charge a fixed fee. Where we act as the executor of the estate, our legal fees will usually be calculated on a percentage according to the value of the estate.

More information about our fees and costs.

Contact us

Contact our friendly team by telephone or e-mail:

phone 01707 246100

email enquiries@bishopsgatelaw.com


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

There is usually no need to visit our offices. We can carry out meetings and appointments by telephone and video calls, with secure document sharing with our clients.