A grant of probate is issued by the court to confirm the executors of a will have the legal authority to administer a deceased person’s estate. If there is no will, a grant of letters of administration is issued to administrators to give them the legal right to administer the estate.
Our expert team will guide you through each step of the estate administration. How much help you require is up to you, we offer flexible assistance from grant only applications to full estate administration.
Our experience covers estates of varying complexity and size from simple estates to landed estates and farms, estates with business assets and estates with assets in multiple jurisdictions.
This includes finalising the deceased’s tax affairs up to the date of death, preparing estate accounts and settling the estate’s income tax and capital gains liabilities for the period of administration.
We have particular experience at addressing the following issues:
There are also occasions where it might be desirable for beneficiaries to pass on some or all of their inheritance to others, such as the next generation of their family, in a tax efficient manner. This may be achieved by way of a deed of variation, either to the will of a deceased, or to the intestacy rules (if there is no will). If this is the case, we can advise those beneficiaries (as well as the personal representatives) on all aspects of the associated variation. We can also advise beneficiaries wishing to disclaim their inheritances.