Julie – you worked hard to help us secure the purchase of our new home. We really appreciate all you did and for keeping us informed. You are brilliant!!
WILLS, TRUSTS AND PROBATE
DEALING WITH ADMINISTRATION OF AN ESTATE OF SOMEBODY WHO HAS DIED.
Under the Administration of Estates Act, you are entitled to get a solicitors’ help. Cocks Lloyd have a team made up of experienced professional staff who deal solely with this work, every day.
We know what needs to be done next. We can deal with all legal procedures and requirements, accounts and records involved in administering the estate. This can ease the burden, at a difficult time. We can ensure that the estate is dealt with correctly without delay, minimising the worry and stress for you or we can deal with specific tasks for you within the estate, for example, getting probate, property transfers, variations to save Inheritance Tax, or dealing with trusts created by the Will or Intestacy. We can advise you if any claims are made against the estate. If you are an Executor, it is a heavy responsibility, and you are accountable to the estate’s beneficiaries. Executors who act wrongly may have to pay compensation, and once administering an estate has begun, an Executor cannot drop out even if things turn out to be more difficult than expected. Cocks Lloyd can deal with the legal requirements for you. We are regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority and are controlled by strict professional rules and professional standards for all clients’ reassurance and protection.
Our team includes a member of ‘STEP’ – The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners – an organisation for practitioners who specialise in these matters.