Administration of Estates

Who can inherit if there is no will – the rules of intestacy

In common-law jurisdictions, administration of an estate on death arises if the deceased is legally intestate, meaning they did not leave a will, or some assets are not disposed of by their will.

rhw have extensive experience in the administration of estates ranging from estates just based in the UK, to complex estates with assets located in the UK and abroad.

rhw Solicitors in Guildford are accredited by The Law Society in Wills and Inheritance Quality (Administration of Estates)

How rhw's Team can Help

rhw’s Wills, Trusts and Estates Team can deal with the whole process of management of the administration matters. We will advise on the often complex legal and tax issues.

Our services include:

  • Reviewing and advising you on the Will in question and any other relevant connected documents
  • Reviewing and preparing documents required to obtain probate. This will include the Inheritance Tax account and Oath for Executors
  • Making the application for the Grant of Probate
  • Once Probate has been granted rhw will deal with the assets and liabilities of the estate as necessary
  • Liaising with HM Revenue and Customs on your behalf
  • Assisting or acting as Executor. Paying legacies from the estate
  • Dealing with administration, estate accounts and any tax returns required for the administration period
  • rhw will also advise on tax saving opportunities where these are appropriate

On occasions there may be disputes between beneficiaries, executors or those who want to make a claim against an estate. rhw can advise in these circumstances.

Contact rhw’s Wills, Trusts and Estates Team:

Meet the Wills, Trusts and Estates Team

Jessica Pope

Jessica Pope

Associate Solicitor
Katrina Burrows

Katrina Burrows

Trainee Solicitor
Freya Fairless

Freya Fairless

Junior Paralegal

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