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.
Our Probate Experts
Latest Probate News and Advice
Should I gift my home to my children to mitigate Inheritance Tax?
In the lead up to Christmas many people are thinking about the perfect gift for family and friends. Clients often ask our team is it possible to ‘gift’ their home…
Executors of wills breaching their duties – What can be done?
Poorly performing, biased or dishonest executors can cost beneficiaries of wills dearly. Ed Stanley, director and head of contentious probate at Harrison Drury, assesses situations where executors stray from the…
New director Clare will lead our private client team
We're pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Fleming as a new director and head of our private client team. Clare joins us after returning to Lancashire earlier this year…
Making Lasting Powers of Attorney to manage your affairs during lockdown
Harrison Drury’s Irene Chenery highlights the advantages of having arrangements in place so that a trusted person can deal with your personal affairs if you are self-isolating during the coronavirus…
Why you should have a will: Who will inherit and how much?
Jan Wright, Laura Brereton and Becci Haffner, from Harrison Drury’s private client team, outline the new Intestacy Rules, which came into effect in February 2020, and explain the consequences for…
What happens if a valid will is found after the administration of an estate?
Edward Stanley, director at Harrison Drury and head of the contentious probate team, discusses the circumstances regarding the discovery of forgotten wills and the potential outcomes for new beneficiaries. The…
Have you considered your stepchildren in your will?
Laura Brereton, of the Harrison Drury home and family team, discusses the precautions families with stepchildren should take to adequately provide for them in the future. In recent years, family…
Business Property Relief and inheritance tax planning for business owners
Victoria Cross, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s private client team, looks at how Business Property Relief could assist business owners when planning for the future. If you have shares in…