When someone who has already made a valid Will dies, that person's executors will usually need to apply for a Grant of Probate. If someone dies without having made a Will, their relatives or next of kin will need to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration.
The Grant of Probate/Grant of Letters of Administration confirms the power and ability of the executor/administrator to deal with the deceased's estate.; It will allow the executor/ administrator to manage and collect the deceased's assets, pay their debts and distribute the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will or in accordance with the intestacy rules.
Bereavement is stressful at the best of times and obtaining and then dealing with a Grant of Representation can be a lengthy and complicated process. Our team of experienced private client solicitors specialise in all forms of Wills, Probate and Estate Administration law. Whether you need us only to obtain a Grant of Representation on your behalf or deal with the entire process of estate administration from start to finish we will do what we can to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible
Our solicitors will be pleased to help.
Head of Private Client Department, Senior Solicitor
Lilian qualified in 1984 and joined the firm in 2008. Lilian has practiced throughout the North East of England. Lilian has amassed a wealth of experience in all aspects of private client law although she now specialises in Trusts/Asset Preservation, Wills and Probate and Powers of Attorney. Lilian has over 35 year post qualification experience.
Lindsay joined the firm in 2009 and qualified in 2010. Lindsay specialises in Wills and Probate, Trusts/Asset Preservation and Powers of Attorney. Lindsay has 10 years post qualification experience.
Greg qualified in 2003 and joined the firm in 2012. Greg was made a Partner in 2019. Greg specialises in Property Law although he also deals with Wills, Probate and Estate Administration work. Greg has over 15 years post qualification experience.
Angela joined the firm in 2011 and qualified in 2012. Angela assists Lilian Clark and Lindsay Goodson with Wills and Probate, Trusts/Asset Preservation and services for older clients. Angela has over 5 years post qualification experience.
Geoff joined the firm in 2019 and has over 30 years experience in dealing with Private Client matters. Geoff specialises in Wills and Probate, Trusts/Asset Preservation and Powers of Attorney.