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Whether you are a beneficiary or the executor of a will, we work closely with you throughout the whole estate administration process.
They will provide you with comprehensive advice and support, carefully taking into consideration the specific requirements of the estate.
We guide you through applying for a Grant of Probate by dealing with the various forms and paperwork required for both HMRC and the Probate Registry, which can be complex. We will also ensure the estate is properly distributed and that you meet all of its obligations.
If you have been named as an executor of a will, we will work closely with you to establish an accurate list of all of the assets owned by the deceased, both in the UK and abroad, as well as identifying any outstanding debts such as loans, mortgages and unpaid bills.
Where the individual has died without a having a valid will in place, legally known as ‘dying intestate’, our experts will provide you with the support and legal advice required to administer the estate in accordance with the statutory intestacy rules.
If you are also dealing with probate disputes then we may be able to help. Take a look at our contentious probate page.
Our probate solicitors and legal experts have decades of experience in dealing with all aspects of estate administration.
Their work includes advising on obtaining grants of probate and letters of administration, settling estate and tax liabilities and distributing estates in accordance with the terms of the will.
In the unfortunate event of a dispute arising between beneficiaries, executors or individuals wishing to claim against the estate, we also have a dedicated in-house Contentious Probate team who specialise in resolving will and estate disputes whilst minimising costs and risks and maintaining relationships wherever possible.
“Flint Bishop dealt with my late father’s estate and land registry transfer in a very professional manner. Over the last year despite the virus restrictions, all communication by post and email was clear, concise and very efficient. A very satisfactory service was delivered.”
“This is a very professional company. Came to use them for my mother’s will on her passing and had the pleasure of Amelia Gale dealing with everything. She made the experience a lot less stressful and was always there to help on any issues. In fact so impressed, they have done our wills and powers of attorney and again fully explained everything. Well worth paying that bit extra for a quality service.”
“I have used Flint Bishop’s services on several occasions for various issues. My contact there, Shirley Illston, over the last 24 years has helped me in difficult times, when I needed good legal advice quickly. I would recommend their services for any legal assistance you require without hesitation.”
“Amelia’s expertise, together with her compassion, understanding and appreciation of the challenges we faced as a family following two very close bereavements, meant we did not have to worry about managing the affairs of the estates involved. Amelia’s passion for helping people and her caring nature really shone through, and this took a huge weight off our shoulders regarding the estate, at a time when we were consumed with grief. Outstanding from start to finish.”
The Barry Family
“Excellent service, have recommended you to friends.”
“Very impressed with the response I received from start to finish.”
“My mum, brother and I consulted Flint Bishop last July after my father passed away. My parents Will was made with Flint Bishop so it seemed right that we would consult them when my father passed away. It was a scary time for me, as my mum relied heavily on me to deal with the aftermath of my fathers death, funeral, Will etc. but Flint Bishop totally took the worry and strain away. Wwe dealt with Samuel Balmbra and from the start of the consultation he was professional and honest. We knew exactly the cost involved and what was happening at every stage. He made something daunting for us seem very simple. I would recommend Flint Bishop and I will use them again if and when the time arises.”
“Very professional and efficient and went way beyond our expectations.”
“Will Harper provided advice to me in relation to my mother’s Grant of Probate which was very complexed. I feel extremely fortunate to have had Will to guide me through this process at an extremely difficult and distressing time of my life. Will’s response to my enquiries was immediate, he always displayed compassion to my personal situation and would explain things in a way I could understand. Having not gone through the procedure before I had lots of questions and Will always took the time to listen to my concerns and I never felt rushed. This isn’t always the service you get with solicitors, however, after every contact I had with Will I felt more reassured. I have already recommended Will to a close friend and will continue to recommend his exemplary service.”
“Flint Bishop routinely acts on tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, and it also covers wills, estate administration, probate, trusts, Court of Protection and elderly client matters. Led by Claire Rudkin, the practice is increasingly active in cross-border matters and represents business owners, entrepreneurs and farmers, among others.”
For more information and advice on probate, please contact us on 01332 226 162 or complete the form below.
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