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  • Overview

    Estate executor advice and support from our trusted probate solicitors

    What is the executor support Service?

    The probate process can be lengthy and confusing for an estate executor. With our tailored service, you choose which parts of the probate process you want to carry out yourself and which you want to pass over to us.

    When to choose the executor support service

    When you have the time and knowledge to handle certain parts but not all of the process yourself.

    What parts of the process can we support you with?

    • Providing initial advice such as guidance on the terms of the will, what to do when someone has died without making a will and on the administrative procedures and requirements involved in the process
    • Applying for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration with or without a will
    • Arranging for estate assets to be valued for probate purposes
    • Vetting Inheritance Tax accounts and returns of estate information
    • Corresponding with HM Revenue & Customs on Inheritance Tax, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax issues
    • Winding up the deceased's lifetime tax affairs (see Personal Tax Returns)
    • Collecting and distributing money
    • Selling or transferring estate assets including freehold and leasehold property
    • Dealing with tax compliance work for the administration period
    • Advising on executor protection
    • Setting up any trusts created by the will or intestacy
    • Assessing transferrable nil rate bands
    • Dealing with life time gifts
    • Advising and if appropriate disbanding nil rate band Discretionary Trusts to keep nil rate brands intact
    • Preparing estate accounts
    • Preparing certificates of estate income for beneficiaries own tax affairs
    • Advising on Probate Disputes and Inheritance Act Claims
    • Tax planning by way of Post-Death Arrangements.

    We work in partnership with Thomson Snell & Passmore tax solicitorsresidential conveyancing solicitors and dispute resolution solicitors to handle the different tasks.

    How much does it cost?

    Probate costs depend on how many of the tasks are carried out by us, and the complexity of the estate.  We will give you a step-by-step breakdown of costs before commencing each part of the process.

    How long does it take?

    If the entire estate is passing to the surviving spouse and it is relatively straightforward, it is usually possible to get a grant of representation faster.  Call us and ask if our express probate service is suitable for your circumstances.  

    Other probate services

    Free initial telephone consultation

    If you would like to discuss your needs and available options with one of our team, please complete this short probate questionnaire and we’ll contact you.

  • Latest Updates

    Making use of the Residence Nil Rate Band

    The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) has been recently introduced and is only able to be claimed on estates where the deceased has died on or after 6 April 2017. The RNRB increases the amount which can pass free of Inheritance Tax on the death.

    Independent administrator service

    Independent administration is a service solicitors and families can use when there are recalcitrant executors, intractable differences of opinion or contested wills combined with a need to protect an element or the whole of a deceased’s estate.

    Top 25 Private Client Law Firm

    We are pleased to announce that we have again been awarded the accolade of eprivateclient’s Top 25 Private Client Law Firms for 2015.

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I was satisfied with the efficiency and warmth of the service Kirsty provided.


Kirstie Hancock listened to me and if it was not possible to do what I wanted explained why I could not do it and offered a solution. Pleasant, helpful and informative service.


Thomson Snell & Passmore provides ‘an outstanding level of service’.

The Legal 500 2014

Clients note the firm’s ‘very reasonable costs’.

The Legal 500 2013

I cannot speak too highly of the care, attention and sympathy that I have received.


The whole process was made very simple.


Very sympathetic and understanding during a very difficult period of my life.


Initial contact was made at a time of great stress and I was glad to 'hand over' some of my concerns to TS&P. Their expertise and consideration has been a comfort in a time of continual stress. Thank you.”


Helpful, committed and responsive, who do a great job and treat their clients well.

Chambers UK

Sue, thank you for the hard work you have put into concluding mum's estate.  Thomson Snell & Passmore had been my parent's solicitors for decard. You served them well!


Sue, we as a family sincerely appreciate your strong efforts, together with all of your Team, to assist us through this very trying process and must say a big Thank you.  Personally I am exhausted yet realise that I could not have achieved a final result without your professional and caring support.


Clearly explained what was being done at every stage


Efficient, effective and friendly helpful.


Sarah responded quickly and offered me sensible solution, and covered all the loop holes.


Everyone has been extremely supportive throughout all the stages.


As well as being highly efficient, great sensitivity has been evident during very emotional times.


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