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Estate Administration and Probate

Administration of an estate, often referred to as probate, is best dealt with by specialist lawyer

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The administration of an estate, sometimes referred to as probate administration, is the process of managing and distributing a person’s assets and affairs after their death. Personal Representatives (PRs) named as executors in a Will or in the absence of a Will, appointed in accordance with the rules relating to Intestacy, take control of the deceased’s assets to discharge liabilities (including inheritance tax) and distribute these assets to the beneficiaries.

Estate Administration involves various legal, financial and administrative tasks that aim to settle the deceased individual’s estate and fulfil their wishes as outlined in their Will or determined by applicable laws.

What is involved with Estate Administration?

Estate Administration involves tasks such as identifying and valuing assets, clearing the home, re-housing pets, insuring assets, preparing and submitting applications to both HM Revenue and Customs and The Probate Registry, settling debts and taxes, lodging statutory advertisements, calling in and distributing assets to beneficiaries, resolving legal and administrative matters, preparing estate accounts, and ultimately closing the estate.

Effective Estate Administration ensures that there can be no reprisal for the Personal Representatives, who can in certain instances become personally liable for actions causing loss to an estate. It ensures all assets are effectively transferred with no taxes or liabilities left outstanding.

Why choose Price Slater Gawne?

Estate Administration can be a complex and time-consuming process, requiring knowledge of legal and financial matters. Working with experienced professionals will ensure the Estate Administration is carried out efficiently and in compliance with applicable laws, but also with the peace of mind that the Personal Representatives are sufficiently cleared of any personal liability.

To find out more, please contact the Wealth Protection team on 03333 058375, or email WealthProtection@psg-law.co.uk.

Meet the Team

  • Laura Bywater

    Partner, Head of Wealth Protection

    Laura Bywater

    t:07939 121341

    e: laura.bywater@psg-law.co.uk

  • Gareth Williams

    Partner, Court of Protection & Wealth Protection

    Gareth Williams

    t:07497 839796

    e: gareth.williams@psg-law.co.uk

  • Nina Sperring

    Partner, Wealth Protection

    Nina Sperring

    t:07301 218133

    e: nina.sperring@psg-law.co.uk

  • Gail Galloway

    Senior Associate, Wealth Protection

    Gail Galloway

    t:07399 781788

    e: gail.galloway@psg-law.co.uk

  • Lydia Palmer

    Legal Assistant, Wealth Protection

    Lydia Palmer

    t:07399 565976

    e: lydia.palmer@psg-law.co.uk

  • Marie Fletcher

    Legal Assistant, Wealth Protection

    Marie Fletcher

    t:07399 803662

    e: marie.fletcher@psg-law.co.uk

  • Suzanna Warburton

    Paralegal. Wealth Protection

    Suzanna Warburton

    t:07946 579067

    e: suzanna.warburton@psg-law.co.uk

  • Alexandra Hales

    Paralegal, Court of Protection and Wealth Protection

    Alexandra Hales

    t:07957 958134

    e: alexandra.hales@psg-law.co.uk

What Our Clients Say About Us...

  • “Gail has been very professional, polite and quick to respond throughout the transaction. Would happily recommend.” Mick Jennings


  • “Top class solicitors, provided a hassle free, professional service… if you’re looking for a firm that really seems to care, charges reasonable fees and doesn’t swallow you up in legal jargon - I’d highly recommend giving them a call.” Anne-Marie Armstrong


  • “The whole team has been accessible and very well informed.” Legal 500


  • “I have received a very caring and professional service from both Laura and Gail. All my concerns were answered in a considerate and prompt fashion. Thank you very much.” Justine Abrahams


  • “Gail is my solicitor and has helped me in every stage of my husband’s estate. Because I can no longer write she has simplified things for me and is very approachable whenever I ring, and doesn’t make me feel stupid when I ask stupid questions!” Margaret Borthwick


  • "Very personable and friendly, technically very strong and very ethical and client focused." Legal 500


  • "Gareth Williams, can give advice to HNW individuals with complex planning needs and also acts as a professional deputy for individuals who have been awarded significant personal injury and medical negligence claims, technically very strong and has a great understanding of the needs of the client and how to provide the appropriate solutions and service." Legal 500


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    We are forward-thinking lawyers who always put the client first.

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    Client excellence is at the core of everything we do: it is the heart and soul of our firm.

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    Our expertise is sought by clients throughout the United Kingdom.

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    We act with integrity, putting your welfare and satisfaction front and centre of everything we do.

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