Probate and Estate Administration

Our specialist private client solicitors have extensive experience dealing with all matters relating to the administration of the estate of a relative who has died. This includes:

  • submitting Applications for Probate for UK Estates and obtaining clearance from HMRC and dealing with other associated tax issues
  • obtaining valuations from our local network of experts and submitting these to HMRC in the most tax-efficient way
  • varying and amending UK wills after the date of death
  • dealing with foreign aspects, including:
    • UK residents with assets overseas
    • non-UK domicile clients with assets in the UK
    • people with assets in multiple jurisdictions often with multiple wills
    • the applicability of foreign laws to inheritance matters
    • dealing with foreign taxes, double taxation and claiming reliefs

Contact the team

Recent work undertaken

  • Advising on an estate where the deceased was a Thai domicile, identifying assets held within the estate and advising on securing those assets for the estate and distributing them to specific family members
  • Advising administrators of a high value intestacy in relation to the tracing and collection of assets in multiple jurisdictions

What it will cost

We are happy to have an initial discussion over the phone regarding international matters free of charge. After that we will charge a consultation fee if a meeting is required. During this we will endeavour to provide a fixed price quotation for our services and clear guidance on any further costs. The consultation fee will usually be deducted from the overall legal costs.

What our clients say

“I used Woodfords for three years for three complex legal matters and I can say without doubt that Woodfords were extremely professional from the initial introductory meeting to the finish. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.”

Further information

Woodfords is a member of:

  • The Probate Section of the Law Society
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)