When a person dies, someone has to deal with their affairs. This is called “administering the estate”.
If the person who has died leaves a will, it will name one or more people to act as executors of the Will who will be responsible to administer the estate.
If you are named as an executor of a will, you may need to apply for a Grant of Probate which is an official document obtained from HM Probate Registry which ensures that the executors can proceed with the administration of the estate. If there is no will, then the next of kin of a deceased person needs to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration which again is issued by HM Probate Registry.
The person to whom Letters of Administration is granted is known as the administrator and once the grant is issued the administrator then has the legal right to deal with the affairs of the person who has died. We are able to offer a comprehensive service in relation to probate and estate cases and can advise both in relation to obtaining a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration in respect of an estate and thereafter administering the estate by assisting the executor or administrator in connection with the gathering in of assets and their eventual distribution to beneficiaries. We are able to supply a full estimate of legal costs and Court fees on request.More about us