Estate & Probate

Sharing the burden after a death

When someone dies, an executor or administrator deals with their estate. This might mean anything from selling a house and distributing the proceeds to paying debts and inheritance tax. It may also be necessary to seek a Grant of Probate. When you’re also experiencing the emotional upheaval of bereavement this can seem complex and daunting.

As solicitors with experience of all aspects of probate and estate administration, we can remove the burden from you, completing the legalities and paperwork quickly and efficiently, taking care of everything on your behalf.

We will collect money owed, sell or transfer assets, deal with possessions, pay inheritance tax and distribute the remainder of the estate so everything is managed to the very highest professional standards.

Some clients choose to name us in their will as an executor or joint executor. It is something we are happy to do to give added peace of mind.

Our Fixed Fee Probate Service  

Traditionally, solicitors have charged on a time basis according to hourly rates for the time spent dealing with the administration of an estate and in addition many also make a charge – known as the value element – based on a percentage of the value of the estate. Banks are known to charge significantly more - typically a flat fee of 4% of the gross value of the estate. There are also other non legal firms offering probate services and may appear cheaper than solicitors but we pride ourselves on our quality of service in this field and at a difficult time, it is important that you can rely on your advisers. Every single member of our team has extensive experience in dealing with administration of estates.

We are able to offer a fixed fee for our probate services. This will give you peace of mind knowing at the outset what our costs will be. Please also see our Probate Guide for further information on why a Grant is required and what the process involves.

So Good

The service was SO GOOD, I don't see how it could be bettered.

Mr Booler

2018-11-12T14:23:52+00:00

Mr Booler

The service was SO GOOD.

Patience and Understanding

Yvonne's patience and understanding was very much appreciated.

Mr Morris

2018-11-12T14:29:43+00:00

Mr Morris

Patience and understanding was very much appreciated.

Excellent Service

Thank you for helping me recently. Excellent service from opening the door right up to drafting and filing. I've been in many law firms all over and never had this level of customer service. All the best.

Mr Johnson

2018-11-12T15:02:18+00:00

Mr Johnson

Excellent service from opening the door right up to drafting and filing.

Making my Will was made so easy

The making of my Will was made so easy for me - I should have done this long ago.

Mrs Fergus

2018-11-12T14:28:45+00:00

Mrs Fergus

Making my Will was made so easy.

Very patient

Maddalena Proctor came to see me and helped me a great deal as I had no idea about Wills. She explained all the details and was very patient with me.

Mrs Greaves

2018-11-12T12:57:58+00:00

Mrs Greaves

Maddalena Proctor explained all the details about Wills and was very patient with me.

A Country Mile

I was particularly impressed with the greeting and welcome I received on my very first visit. I had called into three solicitors on Regent Street that day and yours was a 'country mile' better welcome than any of the others. Friendly, smiling, welcoming, down to earth and kind reception staff. This was the reason I chose your firm.

Ms Hooley

2018-11-12T14:08:56+00:00

Ms Hooley

Friendly, smiling, welcoming, down to earth and kind reception staff.

Meet the team

Taiba Choudhry - Solicitor - Wills & Probate - Property - Conveyancing - Abbeydale Road - Sheffield
Taiba Choudhry
Solicitor
Maddelana Proctor - Private Client - Gleadless - Sheffield
Maddalena Proctor
Gleadless Office Manager
Antony Exley - Probate Executive
Antony Exley
Probate Executive