Probate and Estate Administration
Our team of expert probate solicitors have experience of handling probate sensitively and compassionately, guiding you through the legal issues that require attention.
Nothing can ease the pain of losing a loved one. However it can be reassuring to know that a caring professional is at hand to take care of complex legal matters that can arise.
We pride ourselves on building strong, personal relationships with our clients, always maintaining an efficient, professional approach Every case is treated individually and we handle matters with the utmost sensitivity during what are often stressful and upsetting times.
How our Probate Solicitors can help
We know that our calm, jargon-free advice, given at the right time can make a real, practical difference. Some of the matters about which we provide impartial, professional legal advice include:
- Dealing with the estate and whether or not a will has been left.
- Applying for the relevant type of grant.
- Deeds of variation (amending the will or the way the estate is to be dealt with).
- Inheritance Tax.
- Disputes relating to the estate and any Wills.
Harrison Drury Solicitors act for executors, administrators, personal representatives, beneficiaries and anyone interested in an estate. We have a reputation for dealing promptly with clients’ requirements and getting the job done while providing value for money.
Latest Probate News and Advice
Planning Ahead for Later Life – your financial, legal and care choice (15/10/18)
Harrison Drury, Brewin Dolphin, The Good Care Group and Home Instead (South Lakes) have partnered to deliver a free seminar providing information on Planning Ahead for Later Life. Presenters from…
The Future of Farming
Hosted by Barclays, Harrison Drury Solicitors and Towers & Gornall Chartered Accountants, this event is aimed at giving those owning and managing agricultural and farming businesses expert guidance and advice…
A guide to retirement planning for business owners
Eve Carter, head of private client at Harrison Drury, outlines the key five areas that business owners need to address when doing their retirement planning. Like most things in life,…
How to claim against the estate: A widow included in her husband’s will receives no benefit from the estate
The former England football captain and Blackpool stalwart Jimmy Armfield, who died in January this year, has left £214,000 in his estate as revealed by the grant of probate. However,…04/06/18
Contested Will case reaffirms right to choose beneficiaries
The final twist in a long-running saga over a contested Will reaffirms the principle that people making a Will should be free to choose who will benefit when they die.…
What happens when people die with no will or heirs?
Harrison Drury’s James Dickinson sheds light on the ancient law of Bona Vacantia and what it means for people who think they may have claim on someone’s estate. Most people…