Probate and Estate Administration


If you have recently been bereaved and you are mourning the loss of a loved one, the prospect of dealing with their estate and distributing their possessions can be daunting.

You might not know where to start, or what your responsibilities are. It is not uncommon to be worried about missing something important or dealing with large amounts of paperwork.

Our specialist team can help and advise you and give you peace of mind throughout the process.


The process can be complex but a solicitor who specialises in these matters will know exactly what steps to take, and when. They are likely to be able to deal with matters more swiftly and efficiently.

We can deal with any size of estate, from large and complex estates with cross-border issues to small estates with no inheritance tax liabilities.

We can take responsibility for the whole of the administration process, from registering the person’s death to obtaining a grant of probate, dealing with tax and regulatory requirements, identifying and paying liabilities, and distributing their assets. Alternatively, if you only need help with a part of the process, such as obtaining a grant of probate, we can offer a cost-effective service to meet your requirements. We are happy to assist you as much or as little as you require.

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If there is any prospect of a family disagreement over money or property, then a professional will be able to handle these issues appropriately and without personal involvement. As an executor, if you instruct a solicitor to handle or assist with the administration process, you can be confident that you will have acted properly in accordance with the Will, and that you will have fulfilled any legal and regulatory requirements.


No matter how simple or complex the estate is, you can trust us to deal with it with care and compassion, and with great attention to detail. We will give you a clear outline of the steps to be taken and the likely costs involved, and our solicitors will take the time to answer any questions you have.

We are happy to visit you at your home, and we can provide you with essential advice in making this very important decision.

If you are uncertain whether to handle the estate administration yourself, why not contact us:

Miles Astbury-Crimes

Direct number: 01216869444 |

Sarah Owens

Direct number: 01216869444 |

Main office number: 01216869444

Probate FAQs

Probate refers to a court process whereby a person's will is submitted to establish the frightful person to deal with someone’s property money and possessions.

Please contact Miles or Sarah for more information at 0121 686 9444 

If a person dies without leaving a will, their estate is distributed in accordance with the intestacy rules.

Who inherits under the intestacy rules depends on who survived the deceased and whether they died leaving a surviving spouse or children.

For more information, please contact Miles or Sarah on 0121 686 9444.