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Right Legal Group 2023
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Probate

We can help you with the legal support following the death of a loved one. When somebody close to us sadly dies it can be a very stressful and difficult time. Our specialised Probate team are here to advise you where to start and help you through the Probate process.

A Regulated Service

Our services are regulated by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority).

Specially Trained Advisors

All of our Legal Advisors are specially trained to the same high standard through our Academy.

Free Initial Meeting

Book a Free, no-obligation Review Meeting with one of our experts to help discover your options.

Clear Advice

We make sure you are informed of all your options, empowering you to make the right choices for yourself.

Transparent Fees

If you instruct us for any legal work, you will always be kept informed of the costs.

Free Home Appointments

If getting to us is difficult, we can come to you. We offer a Free Home Visit with every initial review meeting.

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We specialise in Wills, Trusts & Probate

Right Legal Group are proud to be one of the leading providers in tailor-made Wills, Probate and Estate Planning services. Our drive to deliver our service comes from a passion to help keep families together during one of the most difficult times a person can face.

Our team of legal experts are here to guide you through the Probate process and estate administration with a tailored service, providing as much or as little assistance and advice as you need.

As a beneficiary or executor of a will, you can trust our team of legal experts to guide you through the entire estate administration process. We understand the importance of this process and will provide you with tailored advice and support every step of the way. Our team will carefully consider the unique requirements of the estate to ensure that everything is handled properly.

Our legal team can advise and help you with Probate matters including:

  • Applying for a Grant of Probate
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Our role is to advise and protect you from any potential pitfalls and to support and take the strain away. You choose how much involvement you would like us to have, and what help you require.

To talk to our legal team to find out more about our Probate and estate administration services, please complete our contact form.

Contact us about Probate

Our experts are here to help.

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Helping you through the Probate Process

What is Probate?

Probate is the whole process of administering an estate when someone dies. In simple terms this involves organising their money, their assets and all liabilities and outstanding debts. Probate also refers to getting permission to carry out the wishes within someones Will.
If there is a Will in place for the deceased, a person will be named, known as the executor and will follow the wishes stated by the deceased.

Probate is needed before any administration of the deceased’s estate can start.

What is a 'Grant of Probate'?

You will need to apply for a ‘Grant of Probate’ which is a legal document to manage the process of administering an estate if you are the named executor in the Will. This is needed in order to access bank accounts, sell assets and settle debts after someone has died.
The process is not always as straight forward as one would want it to be and is dependent on the size of the estate and often involves a lot of complicated legal, tax and financial work.
A Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration is often required before the administration of the deceased’s estate can begin.

How long can Probate take?

Probate can be a time consuming process involving individuals, organisations and government agencies.
On average, Probate can take between six to twelve months to complete. Of course, every Estate is different and may not take as long, however delays can occur for example during property sales and obtaining valuations.
We try our very best to attain the Grant Application as quickly as possible for you to ensure that you can finalise the estate administration and attain closure for the deceased.
Once Probate has been issued from the courts, then the estate can start to be distributed.

The Probate journey

The Probate journey is not always a straight forward one dependent on the size of the estate and case size.
Our dedicated and experienced team of Probate practitioners will assist you with this, helping you through the whole process.
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Probate costs

We take every essential step in caring for each and every family we serve and help so we can continue to deliver an exceptional service.
The cost of dealing with any Probate matter can vary dependent on a number of factors along with the work you would like us to carry out.

Below is our guide to Probate costs.

Grant Only

Excepted non taxable estate – £1,500.00 plus VAT and disbursements
Excepted non taxable estate including a transfer of nil rate band – £2,000.00 plus VAT and disbursements
Any estate where an IHT400 return is required – £3,000.00 plus VAT and disbursements

Full Admin

An estimate of 1.75% plus VAT of the gross value of the estate for inheritance tax purposes, subject to a minimum fee of £3,000.00 plus VAT.
Please note, the complexity of the administration may require a higher fee. Once our ‘Fact Find’ document has been received it will be reviewed and then we contact you again to confirm the costs with you.

Everything is transparent and there are no hidden costs.

Other

Deeds of variation need to be quoted on request.

Trust Administration is charged hourly at £225 plus VAT.

The above abbreviations:

IHT 400 – HMRC form involving a more comprehensive tax submission
TNRB – Transferring an unused inheritance tax allowance from a deceased husband/wife/civil partner
RNRB – Additional tax allowance applicable when property passes to a direct descendant
TRNRB – Transferring an unused RNRB from a deceased husband/wife/civil partner
Disbursement – for example; Probate Court fee (£155) Oath Fee (£5-£10) Land Registry fee (varies) Office Copies (£3)

We offer a highly tailored service to each of our clients

Remembrance Forest

We would like to help you remember your loved one and in memory to them, we dedicate a tree in any estate in which we are instructed to act in the full administration.

This is a gesture from us and has no cost implications to the estate or yourselves. You are provided with a certificate and map of the location of the tree to keep and visit when you like.

Our way of keeping their memory alive.
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We are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

It is important to know that we are authorised and regulated as legal professionals, and that we comply with the rules and those regulations set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
 
This ensures you are protected by our service and have piece of mind that your estate administration affairs are being dealt with by a regulated organisation.

Not sure where to start with Probate?

Our specialised Probate team can provide professional advice and guidance following the death of a loved one.

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