Losing a loved one is always a distressing and emotional time, but even more so if you are unsure of the probate process and the steps required in the administration of an estate.

The process of probate can be both time consuming and complex, which is why we are here to support and guide you through the tasks ahead with a professional, sensitive and compassionate service.

If this is your first experience with probate or you have been named as an executor in the deceased’s Will, then you may particularly require assistance and help managing this responsibility. Our aim is to take the burden from your shoulders so you can focus on supporting your loved ones.

In summary the Probate process involves;

  • Confirming whether the deceased left a valid Will
  • Information gathering and notification.
  • Obtaining a Grant of Probate or Grant of Representation
  • Dealing HMRC
  • Releasing and distributing the assets from the estate to the beneficiaries

We are happy to meet and discuss the process in more detail with you whether you instruct us or not, so please all 01733 333 33 and ask to speak to one of our Wills and Probate Teams.

Dealing with the death of a loved one is a stressful enough time without the worry and difficulty of the probate process to go through as well. That is why we are here to help and make the often complex process of probate as straightforward and expedient as possible.

We can take care of everything for you, with our expert private client team providing a sensitive and professional service, leaving you to focus on supporting your family through the bereavement.

We can assist with:

  • Gaining Grant of Probate
  • Ascertaining if the deceased had a valid Will and Will tracing
  • Information gathering
  • Contacting and notifying the relevant persons, asset and liability holders
  • Paying tax and answering any queries from HMRC
  • Gathering and distributing the assets to the beneficiaries
  • Assent of property (transferring the property to another including into a trust)
  • Sales or transfers of assets
  • Sale of property, assets and shares
  • Advising beneficiaries on investing and protecting their inheritance
  • Advice on contesting a Will

Useful Guides

Distributing the estate
Distributing the estate

STEPS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF AN ESTATE When a person dies someone has to deal with their affairs and decide what will happen to the things they owned. This briefly explains what should happen and should be used as general guidance. IF THE PERSON WHO DIES LEAVES A WILL If there is a valid Will, one or more executors may be named. The executors have authority to deal with the persons affairs after their death and can apply for a Grant of Probate from the Probate Registry.  The Grant is a legal document confirming that the executors have the authority to deal with the persons assets. The executors have the duty to collect in the assets, to pay any debts and to then distribute...


Michael Hewitt
Michael Hewitt

Taylor Rose helped me with the probate of my sister in law’s estate. They were very helpful and responsive. Thank you for making matters far easier for me at an emotional time for my family.

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David Pearce
David Pearce

David specialises in wills and tax planning for a variety of clients dealing in particular with tax and asset management for all types of trusts. He also deals with all aspects of probate having administered numerous high value estates. Through his extensive experience and knowledge of all these areas, David has managed to build up a large following of private clients who have been with Taylor Rose TTKW for many years.

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