Trusts, Estates & Private Client | Estate Administration
Administering estates forms an inherent part of our practice. When an individual dies, we work closely with the executors to ensure the estate is administered efficiently, either in accordance with the terms of the will or, if the individual has not made a will or there is no valid will, in accordance with the intestacy rules.
We guide executors and family members through what can often be a complex process and are able to offer comprehensive advice on post death restructuring including deeds of variations and appointments under discretionary will trusts.
We recognise that individuals are increasingly likely to own assets in multiple jurisdictions; we are able to deal with assets across different jurisdictions and liaise with foreign lawyers when dealing with international estates. Where individuals who are not domiciled in the UK die owning assets in the UK, we can help by either obtaining a UK grant of probate or resealing a grant that has already been obtained.