This service is specifically tailored for those Executors who only need help with particular aspects of the estate administration.
If you are not sure if you this service is suitable for you, click here to read our Guide to dealing with the death of a loved one. This guide explains what is involved in dealing with an estate.
We can help with any aspect of an estate administration, although in choosing this service it will be important for us to confirm in writing at the outset what it is you have asked us to do for you and to specifically exclude from the agreed scope of work any matters which you have agreed to deal with yourself, or in respect of which you do not require advice.
You might ask us to deal with one or more of the following matters:-
Since this is intended to be a bespoke service, we will be clear at the outset about what this service will and will not include. We will agree the scope of work with you and confirm what we will do in writing.
This service would not be appropriate for those Executors who need help with the application for the Grant and the winding up of the estate thereafter. Click here for information about how we can help with these estates – Our Complete Administration Service.
This service would not include any property sale or transfer work, although our Conveyancing Team can assist with such matters.
This service would not include advice in relation to a disputed Will or claim against the estate, although our Litigation Team can assist with such matters.
It can be difficult accurately to predict how long it will take for us to complete the work for you, but we will always provide you with our best estimate of the timescale at the outset, keep you informed of progress, inform you if the timescale needs to change due to unforeseeable delays or complexities, and do our best to resolve any issues arising as quickly as possible.
If you have asked us to help apply for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (if there is no Will), we can usually have the documentation ready within 7 to 10 working days once we have all of the necessary information. Once the application has been submitted, we normally receive the Grant from the Probate Registry within three weeks, although it can sometimes take longer if the Probate Registry has a busy caseload.
For other work, the timescales to completion can vary according to what you have asked us to do for you. We will always provide our best estimate of the anticipated timescale at the outset and review this if matters become more complex or protracted.
Our professional fees for this service are based on the time we anticipate needing to spend in dealing with your matter and will, therefore, vary according to what you have asked us to do for you.
We will ensure that your matter is allocated to the most appropriate Wills, Inheritance Tax, Probate and Trusts Team member, taking into account the nature and complexity of the work and their hourly rate.
When providing an estimate of our professional charges, we grade cases according to their simplicity/ complexity, the value of the estate, the number of hours we expect to spend in dealing with your matter, and the level of service you ask us to provide as follows:-
Since we are required to verify your identity when commencing work for you, we also make a charge of £10 plus VAT per person.
You may also incur the following disbursements:-
If you would like to use our Executor’s Support Service, please enquire using the form below. Our expert team will be in touch with you to discuss your needs further.
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