The death of a family member or friend is a time of great emotional upheaval. During this time, we can assist in all aspects of the deceased’s estate to administer it as quickly and smoothly as possible.
We deal with all aspects of the administration of an estate which include ascertaining the assets, calculating the inheritance tax liability, paying the liabilities and distributing the estate in accordance with the deceased’s will or the rules of intestacy.
Where appropriate we will advise on the use of deeds of variation and disclaimer often in conjunction with a wider tax planning exercise for the family.
We have considerable experience in dealing with complex probate cases where there may be significant wealth or business assets involved, including when they are in dispute.
In addition, we have particular expertise where there are international aspects either because of the location of the assets or because the deceased was resident or domiciled abroad.
We have strong links with advisors in many other countries which ensures that we can obtain advice quickly in relation to other jurisdictions.