Probate and estate administration

Probate and estate administration

Administration of estates

When someone dies, dealing with their estate can seem a daunting task. We have extensive experience in dealing with the legal and practical aspects of administering estates of all sizes and every degree of complexity, and in doing so sympathetically at what will always be a difficult time for those directly affected.

As a matter of course we advise how best to maximise tax reliefs during the period of administration of the estate, for example claiming business and agricultural property relief on landed estates, conditional exemption on a work of art or loss relief where assets have fallen in value since the date of death.

Variation of wills/intestacy

In certain circumstances it may be possible to vary the terms of a deceased’s Will to pass on assets to the next generation. It may also be possible to vary the intestacy provisions if the deceased left no Will. We can advise on all aspects of such variations.

Probate disputes

We are always alert to the possibility of disputes arising and advise on the best approach to achieve the desired outcome, whether by sensitive negotiation, formal mediation or, where necessary, through the Courts.

Overseas interests

We frequently advise clients with an overseas dimension and have a network of overseas professionals with whom we work on multi-jurisdictional issues.


Price & service info:

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We identify our clients’ needs and tailor our work to each set of circumstances, providing high quality, cost effective advice. We are a multi-disciplinary practice and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive service across all of our practice areas.

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Lara Barton

Partner

Lara Barton

Partner

Mary Elliott

Partner

Mary Elliott

Partner

Jonathan Godwin-Austen

Partner

Jonathan Godwin-Austen

Partner

Julia Richards

Partner

Julia Richards

Partner

Charles Richardson

Partner

Charles Richardson

Partner

Charlotte Simm

Partner

Charlotte Simm

Partner

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Partner

Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Partner

Louise Walker

Partner

Louise Walker

Partner

Matthew Yates

Partner

Matthew Yates

Partner

David Draisey

Partner

David Draisey

Partner

Richard Kershaw

Partner

Richard Kershaw

Partner

Alexandra Sarkis

Consultant

Alexandra Sarkis

Consultant

Molly Wills

Consultant

Molly Wills

Consultant

Paul Camfield

Senior Associate

Paul Camfield

Senior Associate

Katie Martin

Senior Associate

Katie Martin

Senior Associate

Rosemary Milns

Senior Associate

Rosemary Milns

Senior Associate

Harriet Murray

Senior Associate

Harriet Murray

Senior Associate

Sunir Watts

Senior Associate

Sunir Watts

Senior Associate

Louise Garrett

Associate

Louise Garrett

Associate

Jonathan Gemmell

Associate

Jonathan Gemmell

Associate

Flora Nelmes

Associate

Flora Nelmes

Associate

Daniel Watson

Associate

Daniel Watson

Associate

Vanina Wittenburg

Associate

Vanina Wittenburg

Associate

Susan Cutts

Trust and Tax Manager

Susan Cutts

Trust and Tax Manager

Jothein Miles

Trust and Tax Manager

Jothein Miles

Trust and Tax Manager

Frazer Oldham

Trust and Tax Manager

Frazer Oldham

Trust and Tax Manager

Elizabeth Paterson

Trust and Tax Manager

Elizabeth Paterson

Trust and Tax Manager

Julie Rudd

Trust and Tax Manager

Julie Rudd

Trust and Tax Manager

Kiran Sangha

Trust and Tax Manager

Kiran Sangha

Trust and Tax Manager

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