Estate management and probate

Everyone has to deal with death at some point and the last thing you want if you’re coping with bereavement is confusion and red tape.

Similarly most people want to ensure their affairs are in order before their death to spare loved ones a bureaucratic nightmare.

Our team are here to help you on:

  • estate administration – providing advice on all aspects of handling your estate or dealing with the administration for you as the executor
  • beneficiaries – offering advice on your entitlement or on the handling of the administration by the personal representatives
  • trusts – advising trustees on their accounting requirements and on the administration and winding up of a trust when a beneficiary dies
  • dying without a Will – advice to personal representatives on their responsibilities as well as their personal liabilities regarding the estate
  • inheritance tax – reducing your tax burden with deeds of variation or disclaimers
  • acting as executors – of a client’s Will through the firm’s partners
  • dealing with disputed Wills and estates
  • accounting service – including the preparation of estate accounts, lifetime income tax and administration taxation

 “They are one of the biggest players in the South West, they are a specialist team and I would unhesitatingly recommend them.” Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession – HNW Guide.


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    Beth Kingman


    Deborah Darlow

    Probate Executive

    Graham Murdoch


    Ian Newcombe


    Janet Porter

    Legal Assistant

    Michael Robinson

    Chartered Legal Executive

    Phil Reed


    Tamsin Hills


    Pleased with the manner in which my late wife’s affairs have been dealt with and our sincere thanks go out to you and all of your staff for their consideration throughout.

    Happy Client

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