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  • Overview

    Expert Grant of Representation Advice

    A grant of representation is the term for the various types of grants issued by the Probate Registry depending on whether or not the deceased left a will and which shows who is entitled to administer the deceased’s estate.

    What is the grant-only service?

    You do the bulk of the work and the probate solicitor completes the inheritance tax forms, prepares the statement of truth and extracts the grant from the probate registry. In taxable estates, the probate solicitor will also calculate the inheritance tax payable.

    When to choose the grant-only service

    If the estate is straightforward, you may want to carry out more of the work yourself and use a probate solicitor just to help you with your application for a Grant of Representation and preparation of the relevant inheritance tax forms and tax calculations.  For example, where there are not many assets (e.g. a house and a bank account).  The value of the assets is irrelevant as long as the estate is not complex.

    The benefits of using a probate lawyer for Grant of Representation

    A probate solicitor can easily assess what level of information is required and complete the relevant Grant of Representation documents quickly. Getting a probate solicitor to apply for your Grant of Representation (see the infographic for the three main types of Grant):

    • Unlocks the assets more quickly
    • Is less time-consuming than a personal application
    • Brings expertise when dealing with estates including farms and business assets.
       

    How much does it cost?

    Probate costs are relatively low for a Grant-only Service. We offer a fixed fee service giving you certainty on your costs from the outset.

    How long does a Grant of Representation 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

    If you want more support from a probate solicitor, find out about Full Estate Administration and our Executor Support Service.

    Free initial telephone consultation

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

  • Related Client Stories

    Inheritance tax and the pension transfer window

    When a member has passed away, trustees and pension scheme administrators can usually exercise discretion over the distribution of death benefits due from a pension scheme.  More often than not when a trustee has exercised this discretion, the benefits fall outside of the estate for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes. 

  • 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.

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

Client

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.

Client

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.

Client

The whole process was made very simple.

Client

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

Client

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.”

Client

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!

Client

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.

Client

Clearly explained what was being done at every stage

Client

Efficient, effective, friendly and helpful.

Client

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

Client

Everyone has been extremely supportive throughout all the stages.

Client

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

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