Most people have heard of probate – this is granted by the court to allow an executor to manage the estate of someone who has died.
Probate is one type of grant of representation. The other two most common types are:-
- Letters of administration – where the person who has died did not make a will
- Letters of administration (with will annexed) – where the person who has died made a will but did not appoint an executor or the executor appointed is unable to act for some reason
I can advise on all steps up to and including obtaining a grant of representation, and on inheritance tax issues. I can also deal with all aspects of the administration of the estate, including closing bank accounts, claiming on insurance policies and selling or transferring shares.