Probate and Estate Administration

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 (between £1 and £4m) and those with an international element. We are able to deal with all estates with a value of up to £4 million.

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 probate 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 Teams) or by telephone.


Our services

Grant of Probate applications

We have experience of dealing with all types of probate applications from straightforward applications for Grant of Probate to complex applications for taxable estates.

Our grant only service is suitable when the executor wishes to deal with the estate themselves but need a solicitor to complete the Grant application. Please click here for an overview of the process.

Letters of Administration

When there is there isn’t a will the rules of Intestacy apply and an administrator will obtain a Grant of Letters of Administration. We are able to deal with all types of applications and we often deal with less common applications such as when an administrator has died without completing an estate administration.

Our grant only service is suitable when the administrator or family wishes to deal with the estate themselves but need a solicitor to complete the application for Letters of Administration. Please click here for an overview of the process.

Estate administration

We offer a full administration service where we take care of the estate administration from start to finish. We can act for executors and administrators have experience of dealing with all aspects of estate administration.

Areas of Specialism

Probate for business owners

We offer a specialised service for owner managed businesses and have experience of managing probate for owners of businesses where the business is passed onto beneficiaries through to businesses that need to be wound up as part of the administration process.

Cross border estate administration

Paul ClarkTEP is our cross border specialist and we have experience in dealing with the English side of cross border estates. Please click here for further information about our cross border service.

Complex estate administration

Our estate administration solicitors are all full members of STEP and include a member of the Law Society Private Client Section advisory committee. As specialists, we often deal with complex administrations including those with an international element. We have experience of dealing with home made wills which contain issues that need to be addressed before probate can be obtained.

Probate for professionals


We have significant experience in acting for doctors and our clients include GPs and surgeons. We work closely with financial advisors who specialise in providing financial advice to doctors and their families.

Solicitors and legal professionals

As solicitors, we naturally have a deep understanding of the legal profession. As specialist private client solicitors, we have been trusted by other lawyers to act for them. Our clients have included a top barrister, a former magic circle solicitor and partners of successful law firms.


We act for numerous teachers and we can assist with all aspects of probate.


Recommended guide

Probate / Estate Administration


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Our approach

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.


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

‘The service received was fast, explanative and friendly’

‘Clear communication at all stages’

‘Professional, prompt and polite. Everything we needed’

‘Efficient yet personal service’

‘Matter approached in a sensitive manner’

We look forward to working with you