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Probate solicitors

Probate 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.

Contact our probate specialists

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.

There is usually no need to visit our offices because we can arrange appointments by telephone and video calls. You can also meet with a lawyer at our Hertfordshire office, if you prefer.

We provide wills and probate legal services nationally for clients in England and Wales. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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, 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.

In some cases, the will sets up trusts that have to be properly managed and accounts kept before or instead of immediate distribution to the beneficiaries.

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

Cost of probate

For making the application for grant of probate or letters of administration we will usually charge a fixed fee.

For estate administration, we will make a free initial assessment of the amount of work to be done and then provide you with a no obligation quote for our fees to help you to decide whether you wish to instruct us.

There is more information about our fees and costs for uncontested probate, what we will do, and who will work on your matter, here:

Contact us

Contact our friendly team by telephone or e-mail:

phone 01707 246100

email enquiries@bishopsgatelaw.com

There is usually no need to visit our offices because we can arrange appointments by telephone and video calls. You can also meet with a lawyer at our Hertfordshire office, if you prefer.