Probate

The service is first class. A welcoming atmosphere is created from the first minute a client walks in the door.

Chambers UK

As leading probate lawyers, we can offer a sympathetic understanding of the practical issues and family tensions which surface after a death, coupled with a professional and expert approach to the formal process of probate and administration.

We provide strategic advice on inheritance tax issues, with particular expertise on post-death variations and the tax-efficient succession to entrepreneurial businesses, landed estates and heritage assets.

Practical tailored solutions

The death of an individual often means important changes in family businesses, partnerships or trusts.  With an expert understanding of the interplay between the estate and the family's existing wealth management structures, we can help the family keep the show on the road.

Most of the estates we handle have an international dimension and we are familiar with the intricacies of applying for an English grant of administration of foreign wills or intestacy and regularly work with foreign lawyers to realise overseas assets of a UK-based testator.

When problems arise that cannot readily be resolved, we can offer practical solutions to the executors or individual beneficiaries.  Mediation may be possible, but if this does not succeed, we can mount a Court application for the removal of an executor or the appointment of an independent professional to administer the estate while the beneficiaries seek to resolve their differences.

Above all, we offer a personal service, with a dedicated partner and expert team guiding you through a difficult time.


More information

For more information contact one of our specialist advisers above or email us at enquiries@farrer.co.uk.

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