Probate Solicitors

When someone close to you dies, somebody has to deal with their estate. A person's estate is considered to be made up of the money, investments, property and any possessions they had at the time of their death. The process of dealing with someone’s estate after they die, commonly known as Probate, involves collecting any assets that the deceased owned, settling any debts due (including outstanding taxes) and dividing the estate amongst the respective beneficiaries.

The majority of assets (including property) in an estate will remain frozen, until the Probate Registry gives the authority (via a document known as a Grant of Representation) to the "executor" named in the deceased’s Will. If there is no Will, certain rules, known as the rules of Intestacy, will apply and set out who is entitled to apply for the Grant of Representation and to benefit from the estate. Collectively the persons entitled to deal with an estate whether or not the deceased left a Will are known as the “Personal Representatives”.

We can provide practical guidance to help the Personal Representatives through the whole process of dealing with the administration of an estate.

We can help you determine the size of an estate for Probate and Inheritance Tax purposes. 

We can complete the necessary inheritance forms as well as preparing the application for the Grant of Representation on your behalf, and help you lodge the required forms with the relevant organisations to collect in or sell the assets of the estate and settle any outstanding debts, before finalising and distributing the estate to the beneficiaries.

We can arrange the transfer or sale of any shares, and work with our residential property team to handle the transfer or sale of any property or land owned by the deceased.

  • Arwel Davies
      • 01348 871013
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  • Mike Downey
      • Mike Downey
      • Director & Head of Lifetime Planning - South East Wales
      • 029 2085 5277
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  • Ian Fudge
      • 01348 871 133
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  • Richard Howells
      • 01267 248 981
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  • Chris Shaw
      • 01792 529 648
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  • Rachel Morris
      • 01267 248886
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  • Beverley Bowen
      • 01792 525458
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  • Sean Boucher
      • 01267 248 986
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  • Sophie Davies
      • 01348 871011
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  • Joanna Fenoulhet
      • 01446 776081
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  • Hannah Rees
      • 01446 776136
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  • Peter Cross
      • 01348 871 045
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  • Allison Kent
      • 01792 525 434
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  • Anthony Taylor
      • 01446 776088
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  • Sarah Evans
      • 01348 871019
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  • Bethan Harris
      • 01267 248892
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  • Cherrie Powell
      • 02920 855285
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  • Claire Timpson
      • 01792 525 423
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  • Denise Cook
      • 01446 776130
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  • Jean Gurner
      • 02920 855278
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  • Ginny Hughes
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  • Lauren Jones
      • 01792 525476
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  • Shirley Kennea
      • 01437 771 163
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  • Pat Sherwood
      • 01348 871016
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  • Tracey Wadey
      • 01446 776 133
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  • Jean Williams
      • 01267 248891
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  • Tessa Gates
      • 01792 525462
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Chris Shaw

Richard Howells

Mike Downey

Arwel Davies

Ian Fudge

Beverley Bowen

Hannah Rees

Sean Boucher

Joanna Fenoulhet

Jane Chesterman

Rachel Morris

Sophie Davies

Peter Cross

Allison Kent

Anthony Taylor

Meinir Jenkins

Cherrie Powell

Jane Hughes

Sarah Evans

Claire Timpson

Jean Williams

Shirley Kennea

Pat Sherwood

Denise Cook

Jean Gurner

Tracey Wadey

Annabelle Mills