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Estate administration

Bereavement is often unexpected or sudden. In addition to coping with grief family and friends can be faced with the complexities of registering the death, arranging the funeral, seeking legal advice and dealing with tax issues and ensuring distribution of the deceased’s estate in accordance with his or her wishes. We’re here to help.

How we can help

Our experienced team can assist with all matters involved in the administration of a deceased person’s estate. We can advise executors on their duties and guide them through the process from beginning to end.

Our Private Client team have extensive experience in dealing with estates both large and small. We have a tax team who deal with HMRC on a daily basis and know the available reliefs and exemptions.

It is not just our legal expertise that will make the difference, we will balance that with compassionate support and understanding during what is often a difficult and stressful time.

We can also deal with estates which have an English or other foreign dimension.

To get an idea of the fees associated with administering an estate click here. 

Let us help you

Contact us to find out what we can do to help

Online issues arising in relation to death

Making a list of digital assets to keep track of an online footprint

Increasingly many of us now have a significant online presence be it through online banking services, music/film subscription or social networking sites.

This greater presence presents a number of peculiar legal problems on death and in particular the issue of access for Executors to retrieve relevant information which is required in the administration of an estate.

You can find out more about issues arising in relation to death and digital assets here.

We can also deal with estates which have an English or other foreign dimension.

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Our expertise

We are experts and will ensure that the Executors will meet all the responsibilities.