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Probate & Estates

Dealing with the personal affairs of someone who has died is often a mixture of difficult emotions and frustration. Sorting out an estate takes time and is often extremely complex.

Whether you need a little assistance and advice, or would like us to take the burden off your shoulders completely, we can help. We work closely with everyone involved to ensure that the process is managed efficiently, effectively and that your personal interests are prioritised.

Our international probate team also has considerable expertise in legal matters where offshore assets are involved or where UK assets form part of the estate of a non-resident.

We offer competitive fixed fees for estates that are simple and straightforward, but our team is also highly experienced in handling complicated estates with difficult tax and trust issues.

Latest News & Blogs

1975 Act Claims: How late is too late?
Feb
2018

The 1975 Inheritance Act states that (i) claims “must be brought within 6 months of the date of the Grant; (ii) unless the court grants permission to pursue a claim issued out of time”.

Cohabiting
Feb
2018

Whilst cohabiting couples are common, it is important to note that the law does not always make the same provision for them as either spouses or civil partners.

dr pepper snappled up
Jan
2018

The move merges the likes of 7UP, Snapple and the world’s biggest single-serve coffee brand K-Cup to become one of the biggest beverage giants.

Joint bank account
Jan
2018

It is not uncommon for parties to hold their money in joint bank accounts. This can however lead to problems.

inheritance
Jan
2018

When making a will it is important to consider your family and not make elaborate decisions which could cause a dispute, excessive legal fees, and distress.

Choosing beneficiaries - a legacy lottery?
Jan
2018

A common question often posed is what motivates those making wills (testators) to leave their estate in a particular way? However, in some cases, there may be no way to predict the contents of a will or explain why a testator has left their estate in a particular way.

New Year – Will power
Jan
2018

The New Year is a time when many people will consider making changes in their lives. This might include improving their health, reviewing their personal finances or making plans for the future.

Tyco sends us loco!
Apr
2017

Dealing with North American shareholdings can leave non-US based estate practitioners scratching their heads, we offer guidance to make sense of it all.

contesting-a-will
Mar
2017

The widely reported case of Ilott v Mitson has today come to an end, through the Supreme Court issuing its long awaited judgement in the case.

New England & Wales Probate Court fees
Mar
2017

The UK Government has issued its response to the consultation on proposals to reform court fees for grants of representation, with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) confirming that from May this year, barring any U-Turn or rejection by Parliament, there will be the reintroduction of banded court fees for grant applications (also known as probate applications).

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