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Probate and Estate Administration

Specialists in Probate and Estate Administration law

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

Our solicitors will be pleased to help.

  • Lilian Clark
    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.
  • Lindsay Goodson
    Lindsay joined the firm in 2009 and qualified in 2010. Lindsay specialises in Wills and Probate, Trusts/Asset Preservation and Powers of Attorney.
  • Greg Smith
    Senior Solicitor
    Greg qualified in 2003 and joined the firm in 2012. Greg specialises in property law although he also deals with wills, probate and estate administration work.
  • Kevin Johnson
    Senior Solicitor
    Kevin qualified in 2004 and joined the firm in 2014. Kevin specialises in Wills and Probate and Trust work
  • no image Angela Robertson
    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.
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