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Administration advice for owners of estates

The administration of an estate is usually split into two phases – up to the issue of the grant of probate and post grant.

How can Wrigleys advise you on estate administration?

Wrigleys deal with estates of any size and with all, or any, part of the administration. The two stages of the process, both of which we offer expert advice on, are as follows:

Grant of Probate

Before the Grant of Probate is issued the following needs to be dealt with:

  • Collecting details of the assets and liabilities in the estate.
  • Preparing the inheritance tax returns and application for probate.
  • Arranging payment of any inheritance tax.

Post-grant

After probate the following needs to be dealt with:

  • Collecting in assets and paying debts and expenses. This can include transferring assets to beneficiaries.
  • Dealing with questions from HMRC.
  • Dealing with income tax and capital gains tax arising during the administration of the estate.
  • Preparing estate accounts and making distributions to the beneficiaries.

For further information, you can download our Probate & Estate Administration brochure for free by clicking here

‘Wrigleys continue to offer the very highest level of expertise and intellectual rigour. They have real strength in depth, with all members of the team at the top of their games. They are enthusiastic and responsive and top quality advice is always assured.’

Legal 500 (2022)


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Chambers and Partners HNW Guide (2021)

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Meet the team

14 Jun 2022

Senior pensions lawyer, Helen Woodford, joins Wrigleys

Helen Woodford has joined the Pensions team on a permanent basis, following her recent involvement with the firm in a consultancy role.

08 Jun 2022

Private client consultant solicitor, Antonia Moore, joins Wrigleys’ Leeds office

We are delighted to welcome Antonia Moore to our Leeds office.

07 Jun 2022

Holly Marshall qualifies

Holly Marshall has been offered a permanent role with Wrigleys Solicitors following her successful training contract.