Typically this includes the following:

Establishing the type of administration applicable

Identifying the executors or administrators and beneficiaries

Obtaining details of assets and liabilities

Completing the Grant application and relevant HMRC forms

Drafting the oath to support the application

Advising on all documentation required to make the application

Submitting the application to the Probate Court


and in instances other than where we are instructed to obtain the grant only - Collecting assets, paying liabilities and distributing the assets in the estate.

Our partner Ian Saul will deal with all matters for you - Ian has 42 years experience in dealing with Administration of Estates.

Typically, straightforward estates can be administered within 6 to 12 months. This depends on the circumstances, and on the response times of anybody that we need to liaise with in order to do our work.

Normally, once all the information is available, obtaining the grant of probate takes between 8  and 12 weeks depending on the Probate Registry response times. The assets can then be collected, which often takes between 4 and 16 weeks. Once this has been done, we discharge liabilities, prepare the final accounts and distribute the assets, a process which usually takes between 4 and 8 weeks.