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 obtain 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, settle other debts 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.

Compassionate

Many thanks for your compassion in dealing with our case

Mr Stubbs

2019-05-16T12:16:26+00:00

Mr Stubbs

Many thanks for your compassion in dealing with our case

Incredibly Helpful and Understanding

Received very knowledgeable and excellent service throughout, incredibly helpful and understanding, thank you! Would recommend for sure!

Miss Pearson

2019-05-16T11:36:23+00:00

Miss Pearson

Received very knowledgeable and excellent service throughout, incredibly helpful and understanding, thank you! Would recommend for sure!

Made a Difficult Task Easy

You made a difficult task easy, thank you gold starts all round!

Ms Cooper

2019-05-16T11:55:00+00:00

Ms Cooper

You made a difficult task easy, thank you gold starts all round!

Always Impressed

I am always impressed. Thank you to Maddalena and the staff at the Gleadless branch for their help.

Miss Cassy

2019-05-16T10:23:21+00:00

Miss Cassy

I am always impressed. Thank you to Maddalena and the staff at the Gleadless branch for their help.

Excellent quality of service

Impressed with the excellent quality of service

Mr Stones

2019-05-16T10:07:53+00:00

Mr Stones

Impressed with the excellent quality of service

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.

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.

Efficient and clear

Very efficient and clear.

Mr Ward

2019-01-22T12:35:59+00:00

Mr Ward

Very efficient and clear.

Polite and respectful

Thank you for being polite to us. You were very respectful. There is nothing I could add to the excellent service.

Mr Rains

2019-01-22T12:39:31+00:00

Mr Rains

There is nothing I could add to the excellent service.

I was Listened to Carefully

I was listened to carefully and my requests were adhered to professionally, thank you.

Mrs Booth

2019-05-16T10:31:28+00:00

Mrs Booth

I was listened to carefully and my requests were adhered to professionally, thank you. 

Impressive All-Round Service


Mr & Mrs Wragg

2019-05-17T10:01:35+00:00

Mr & Mrs Wragg

Impressive All-Round Service

Approachable, Friendly & Professional

I am very please with the service I received from you, just as I have in the past. You have approachable, friendly and professional staff from reception through to senior staff.

Mrs Lovatt

2019-01-23T14:43:37+00:00

Mrs Lovatt

I am very please with the service I received from you.

Excellent and very informative

Yvonne Copley was excellent, very informative and pleasant to deal with. I don't think you can improve on excellence.

Mrs Gill

2019-01-22T12:30:09+00:00

Mrs Gill

Excellent, very informative and pleasant to deal with.

Everything went smoothly

Impressed with the smoothness of the whole process

Mr & Mrs Horsfield

2019-05-16T10:13:11+00:00

Mr & Mrs Horsfield

Impressed with the smoothness of the whole process

Understanding, Helpful & Efficient

Impressed with the very understanding, helpful and efficient staff

Ms Hood

2019-05-16T10:37:14+00:00

Ms Hood

Impressed with the very understanding, helpful and efficient staff

First Class as Always

First class as always. Service is always friendly, polite, professional along with good advise. Very satisfied with everything!

Mr & Mrs Swift

2019-05-16T12:12:14+00:00

Mr & Mrs Swift

First class as always. Service is always friendly, polite, professional along with good advise. Very satisfied with everything!

Kind and helpful

I was apprehensive about discussing my Will, but I was soon put at ease by Maddalena. I reviewed my Will recently, and again she was so kind and helpful.

Mrs Woolley

2019-01-22T12:42:46+00:00

Mrs Woolley

Maddalena was so kind and helpful.

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.

Clear, Professional, Friendly Service

Everything was explained clearly, and service was friendly and professional.

Mr & Mrs Spencer

2019-05-16T11:07:39+00:00

Mr & Mrs Spencer

Everything was explained clearly, and service was friendly and professional. 

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.

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.

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.

Very friendly, but still professional


Ms Walker & Mr Birchall

2019-05-24T12:01:59+00:00

Ms Walker & Mr Birchall

Friendly, Competent and Totally Professional

Will writing service was friendly, very competent and totally professional

Mr & Mrs Greensides

2019-05-16T11:32:08+00:00

Mr & Mrs Greensides

Will writing service was friendly, very competent and totally professional

Clear, Friendly, Efficient Advise

Advise received was clear and friendly! Everything was dealt with efficiently and within our best interests

Mrs Dyett & Mr Howard

2019-05-16T11:50:50+00:00

Mrs Dyett & Mr Howard

Advise received was clear and friendly! Everything was dealt with efficiently and within our best interests 

Friendly and Professional

The whole process was dealt with in a friendly and professional manner. In my experience the service was first cl;ass and not needing any improvement.

Mr Slater

2019-05-16T10:17:56+00:00

Mr Slater

The whole process was dealt with in a friendly and professional manner. In my experience the service was first cl;ass and not needing any improvement. 

Working with a smile

You made me feel comfortable and I was impressed you were working with a smile.

Mrs Little

2019-01-22T12:31:58+00:00

Mrs Little

I was impressed you were working with a smile.

Excellent Service Throughout


Mr Beetenson

2019-05-16T10:28:49+00:00

Mr Beetenson

Excellent service throughout

Would be Happy to Recommend

Efficient and friendly service. Explanations were given in an easy to follow and understanding manner. We were very happy with the service, and would be happy to recommend and use again!

Mrs Riley

2019-05-16T12:07:44+00:00

Mrs Riley

Efficient and friendly service. Explanations were given in an easy to follow and understanding manner. We were very happy with the service, and would be happy to recommend and use again!

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