News Practice: Probate

Role of a Personal Representative

July 16, 2019

When a person dies, someone will need to deal with their affairs and administer their estate. That role is entrusted to a personal representative (more commonly referred to as an executor if the deceased left a valid Will).

Probate and Estate Administration

June 13, 2019

Common Misconceptions Private Client Solicitors Often Hear

June 5, 2019

Our private client solicitors constantly hear misconceptions regarding personal legal matters like Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Do I now need to plan for my probate fees?

April 15, 2019

Currently, the cost of obtaining probate is relatively nominal – it costs the deceased’s estate £155 for a professional application or £215 for a personal application – but now probate fees are planned to rocket to eye watering levels.

New senior appointment to meet demand for private client services in Salisbury

March 26, 2019

Experienced private client solicitor, Chris Pemberton, has been appointed as a Partner by leading regional law firm in Salisbury, Trethowans.

Probate fees: A new tax?

March 6, 2017

When a loved one dies the process of dealing with their assets involves submitting an account to HMRC, paying any tax due and obtaining a Grant to their estate. Currently the court fee for obtaining the Grant is £155 if obtained through a solicitor or £215 if you apply direct to the probate registry.From May court fees are set to change and the new fees are based on the value of the…