Probate

Hugh James has a large, diverse and experienced wills and probate team who are skilled in all matters relating to probate.

Probate is the term commonly used to describe the legal process for applying for the right to deal with a deceased person’s affairs. It can also be referred to as administering the estate. Please also see our Probate FAQ page.

Based in Cardiff, but providing a nationwide service, our specialised wills and probate solicitors offer straightforward and practical advice with sensitivity and care.

We work with each client to provide the highest level of advice to ensure the best provisions are made for you and your family now and in the future.

Are you responsible for organising the settlement of a deceased relative or friend’s estate?

Probate can be complicated because those dealing with the estate need to liaise with the Probate Registry and HM Revenue and Customs before any assets are sold, accounts are closed and the beneficiaries are paid.

If this process isn’t handled correctly any property or possessions held in the sole name of the deceased may not be released to you or other beneficiaries.

Contact us by calling 029 2066 0563.


Full administration of an estate

Our premium service means that we will take care of everything for you including:

  • write to all the asset holders;
  • submit all tax forms and probate papers;
  • obtain the grant of representation;
  • gather in the assets and distribute the estate; and
  • prepare detailed estate accounts.

Contact us by calling 029 2066 0563.

 

Grant of Representation only

If all you need is for us to obtain the grant of representation then this is a standard service we can provide.

Contact us by calling 029 2066 0563.

Individual services

Deed of variation

We can prepare a deed of variation to help reduce the inheritance tax payable. For more information on this please visit our specialist Deeds of Variation pages.

Trustee services

We can help with the administration of any trusts which are set up under a will. For more information on this please visit our specialist Trusts page.

Contested wills, trusts and estates

We can help resolve disputes between the personal representatives and beneficiaries.  For more information on this please visit our specialist Contested wills, trusts and estates pages.



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Cardiff
Hodge House
114 - 116 St. Mary Street
Cardiff, CF10 1DY
Tel: 033 0058 5077
Fax: 029 2038 8222


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London,
EC2V 7NG
Tel: 020 7936 3453
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