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  • Dealing with the death of a loved one can be the most difficult period in any person’s life. 

    When it comes to dealing with the administration of their estate our support can lessen the load.

    Our specialist team are experienced in all types of probate and estate administration and are here to support you through the process.

    Probate and Estate Administration

    When someone dies the task of administering the Estate will fall to either the Executors appointed under a will or the closest blood relatives if there is no will. 

    They will be known as the Personal Representative of the estate. A Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration may be needed to administer some or all of the estate to gather in the assets, pay any liabilities and sometimes to calculate and pay Inheritance Tax, and then share out the estate according to the will or the Intestacy Rules if there was no will.

    We specialise in this process, from the point at which someone dies. You may be uncertain about whether or not a will had been made and how you could or should get involved in making sure that assets and debts are dealt with properly.

    For most people, this is unfamiliar territory. To make matters more challenging, the terminology and the strict legal processes involved can be difficult to get to grips with. At Hegarty we strip away the complexity, offering you clear guidance on what you should do and how you should do it.

    We are experienced in all types of probate and estate administration cases from the relatively straightforward to complicated situations involving high value, multiple parties and international elements. No two sets of circumstances are the same, which is why our skill in listening and understanding is so important. It is also why our advice is bespoke and delivered in a way which suits you.

    We can also help you with contesting a will if a loved one or family member has died and you feel that you have not been adequately or fairly provided for.

    Key contacts

    Andrea Beesley-Hewitt

    Partner

    Wills, Trusts and Probate

    Greg Baker

    Partner

    Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate Department

    Martin Banwell

    Partner

    Wills, Trusts and Probate

    Abigail Mehta

    Solicitor | Wills, Trusts and Probate

    Cara Watson

    Associate Solicitor | Wills, Trusts and Probate

    Emma Carter

    Associate Solicitor | Wills, Trusts and Probate

    Haleema Sadia

    Paralegal | Wills, Trusts and Probate

    Rachael Griffiths

    Associate | Chartered Legal Executive | Wills, Trusts and Probate

    Tom Moore

    Associate | Tax, Trust & Estate Planning Specialist

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