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Estate Administration and Probate

A Grant of Probate, also known as a Grant of Letters of Administration if a person dies without a Will, is the document which is required to deal with the assets of someone who has died.

Upon death, the assets and debts of the deceased have to be valued to form their estate, which is then distributed in accordance with the deceased’s wishes as stated in their Will or under the Rules of Intestacy, if there is no Will.

In order to obtain the legal authority to administer the estate, the executors of the Will have to apply for a Grant of Probate. Where there is no Will, a Grant of Letters of Administration will have to be applied for by the person entitled to do so under the Intestacy rules, to enable the, to deal with the estate.

At Rotheras we have considerable experience in assisting clients with probate and estate administration. We can advise and assist on making a grant application for both taxable and non-taxable estates, as well as estate administration.

Why use Rotheras for Estate Administration and Probate?

We will act swiftly to obtain the documentation needed to sell or transfer assets.

We will deal with the payment of debts and taxes, and produce a set of accounts and distribute the estate.

We can register the death and arrange the funeral where requested.

We can establish beneficiaries and locate missing beneficiaries.

We can identify and administer the assets of the estate until they can be sold or distributed.

We can also draw on the experience of our Contentious Wills and Probate team to advise when disputes arise.

We can advise you on your obligations and liabilities if you are dealing with probate.

We deal with all size of estates, and can advise whether a Will or Trust needs to be administered or whether the deceased died intestate..

We can liaise with HM Revenue and Customs in relation to the amount of inheritance tax to be paid.

We can assist with estates with foreign assets/international probate.

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Christina Yardley

Christina Yardley

c.yardley@rotheras.co.uk

Christina‘s expertise covers a full range of private client services including Wills, Probate, Trusts, Care Fees Planning, Power of Attorney, Court of Protection, Tax Planning and Conveyancing.

Jeremy Allen

Jeremy Allen

j.allen@rotheras.co.uk

Jeremy Allen is a Wills, Probate and Trusts specialist at Nottingham based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market offices in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Duncan Godfrey

Duncan Godfrey

d.godfrey@rotheras.co.uk

Duncan Godfrey is a Probate, Trusts and Residential Conveyancing Solicitor at Nottingham based Rotheras Solicitors and is located at our offices in the Lace Market and Burton Joyce.

Karen Hayward

Karen Hayward

k.hayward@rotheras.co.uk

Karen Hayward is a Wills, Probate and Trusts specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and currently operates in our Beeston office.

Jayne Smith

Jayne Smith

j.smith@rotheras.co.uk

Jayne Smith leads the Wills and Probate department at Nottingham based Rotheras Solicitors and is currently based in our Wollaton office.

Nelissa Hicks

Nelissa Hicks

n.hicks@rotheras.co.uk

Nelissa has over 17 years’ experience as a Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts solicitor and is based at our Mapperley office. An experienced Senior Associate with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled in Inheritance Tax Planning and the Administration of Trusts and Estates.

Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

r.green@rotheras.co.uk

Rebecca Green is an Associate Chartered Legal Executive in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and specialises in will drafting, estate administration, lasting powers of attorney and court of protection applications. Rebecca is currently based in our Long Eaton office.

Petra Feast

Petra Lewis-Feast

p.feast@rotheras.co.uk

Petra Lewis-Feast is a senior lawyer within the wills and probate team. She has worked as a private client specialist since she qualified in 1993. Petra is currently based in our head office in the Lace Market

Eleanor Robinson

Eleanor Robinson

e.robinson@rotheras.co.uk

Eleanor Robinson is a Wills, Probate and Trusts specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our West Bridgford office.

Sarah Soo

Sarah Soo

s.soo@rotheras.co.uk

Sarah Soo is a Wills and Probate specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and has specialised in private client work since she began her career. Sarah is currently based in our Wollaton office

James Briggs

James Briggs

j.briggs@rotheras.co.uk

James Briggs is an associate and private client solicitor at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Adam Cotterill

Adam Cotterill

a.cotterill@rotheras.co.uk

Adam’s expertise covers a wide range of services including drafting Wills, preparing Power of Attorney documents, Probate and Court of Protections applications.

Alison Richardson

Alison Richardson

a.richardson@rotheras.co.uk

Alison Richardson is a member of the wills, trust & probate team based at our Mapperley office.

Christina Peck

Christina Peck

c.peck@rotheras.co.uk

Christina Peck is a trainee solicitor within Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Beeston office.

Sharon Fleckney

Sharon Fleckney

s.fleckney@rotheras.co.uk

Sharon Fleckney is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Lace Market Office.

Anna Guy

Anna Guy

a.guy@rotheras.co.uk

Anna Guy has over 10 years’ experience of working in law firms, and 7 years’ experience of dealing with Wills and Probate matters.

Brett James

Brett James

b.james@rotheras.co.uk

Brett James is a Conveyancing and Wills and Probate Paralegal at Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market office.

Michelle Kingston

Michelle Kingston

m.kingston@rotheras.co.uk

Michelle Kingston is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at our Long Eaton office

Sue Radford

Sue Radford

s.radford@rotheras.co.uk

Sue Radford is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Beeston Office.

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