The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult times of your life. It marks an important change in the family or business. We offer a sensitive and compassionate service for all of our clients.
We have extensive experience of dealing with estate administration and guiding executors through the probate process. We have a particular focus on complex, high value estates and those with an international element.
We pride ourselves on offering a personalised service and you will be allocated your own solicitor who will guide you through the process from start to finish. All of our solicitors are full members of STEP and are considered leading experts in this area of law. Paul Clark has experience of managing estate administration for complex, multi-national cross border estate administration and used to deal with estate administration for a large national bank.
We can meet you at home, our office, your office or any other location to suit you. We also offer meetings by online video (such as Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams) or by telephone.
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We offer a sensitive and compassionate service for all of our clients and we put you at the centre of everything we do. You will be allocated your own solicitor who will work with you to guide you through the process. They will also act for you whenever you instruct Spall Clark Solicitors.
We understand that the probate process will often come with a change in financial circumstances for the beneficiaries. Although many of our clients already have financial and tax advisors, we can make appropriate introductions for those clients that wish to take advice about their inheritance.
We offer four different levels of service:
Review of application prepared by executors
The review service provides you with a review of the Grant application papers that you have prepared yourself.
Grant application only
We will deal with the Grant application which includes completion of the statement of truth, completion of the Inheritance Tax return and all correspondence with the Probate Registry. The personal representatives are responsible for obtaining and verifying the information required for the grant application and for completing the remainder of the estate administration.
For those clients that wish to deal with parts of the estate administration themselves, we offer a service where we deal with part of the administration with the executors managing the remainder of the administration. We offer two options:
- We deal with the entire estate administration up until the Grant of Probate has been received. The executors then deal with the remainder of the administration.
- The executors deal with the entire administration up until the Grant of Probate has been received and we then manage the remainder of the administration.
We will deal with the entire estate administration from start to finish.
How much does it cost
For further information please see our price list
How long will it take
The time frame depends on the service required. We work hard to ensure that the legal process is completed as quickly as possible. However, we are often dependent on third party organisations such as The Probate Registry when dealing with probate and estate administration. Please click here for detailed information about the process and estimated timescales.
What our clients say about our solicitors
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‘Clear communication at all stages’
‘Professional, prompt and polite. Everything we needed’
‘Efficient yet personal service’
‘Matter approached in a sensitive manner’