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Probate And Administration Of Estates

Why choose Tollers?

We have a large estates team at Tollers with an enviable reputation and an enormous pool of knowledge and experience to draw on.

We can tailor a package to suit your individual needs from as little as an initial explanation of your role in the estate to our full estate administration service. In some cases we are able to offer a fixed fee for the service you require and where this is not possible we will provide you with an estimate. We offer friendly and practical advice with a sympathetic approach, and an understanding of the emotional aspects of this difficult time.

We have offices in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Corby, Kettering, Stevenage, Kempston, Oakham and Uppingham. We also offer home visits for a small additional charge.

Advice for Executors and Administrators

You may have known that you had been appointed as an Executor or it may have been a surprise, either way, the role can be daunting and confusing especially if this is your first appointment. Tollers can help by explaining your role and ensuring that you fully understand the terms of the Will and what is expected of you.

You may have recently lost a loved one and found that they had not written a Will, in which case there is a set order of people who are entitled to administer the estate and the person who takes on the role is the Administrator. Where someone has died without making a Will the Intestacy Rules specify who is entitled to the estate. You probably won’t have discussed or considered the role before now. Tollers can help by explaining who is entitled to take on the role, what it entails and how to become officially appointed to act.

In either case we can provide you with the relevant advice so that you are informed enough to make a decision as to whether you wish to take on role you are being offered, and your options if you do not. This will usually be by a face to face meeting with one of team, which would be charged at our hourly rates. Our team have different levels of experience and so have slightly different hourly rates, please click here to view them.

Help with the process

Once you are happy that you wish to take on the role you have been offered it is up to you to decide if you require our assistance and how much or how little help you would like, we do not have a one size fits all approach and can tailor a package to your individual needs. Some of our service options are listed below, this is not an exhaustive list so if you don’t see the service that fits your needs please contact a member of the team.

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For more information on our Probate And Administration Of Estates services, please contact one of our team members or alternatively, fill out the contact form below.

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Our Probate And Administration Of Estates Experts

Kasia Jeziorska
Solicitor
Kasia Jeziorska qualified as a Solicitor in Trust and Estates in May 2019 having graduated from University of Northampton and completing a Legal Practice Course at University of Law.
Jade Atkins
Paralegal
Jade is a paralegal for the Corby Trusts and Estates Team. She is responsible for the administration and drafting of documents.
Jodie Clare
Trainee Solicitor
Jodie joined Tollers in August 2023 as a Paralegal and then as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2023 under the Graduate Apprentice Route.
Joanne Axisa
Associate Legal Executive
Joanne has been part of the Tollers Trusts and Estates team and is based primarily in the Northampton Office. She deals with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration and the creation and administration of Trusts.
Michelle Gladwin
Paralegal
She then joined Tollers in April 2014 and was one of our founder members of staff in our first Stevenage Old Town office. Michelle now works as a paralegal, assisting and working alongside the two partners in our Trusts and Estates South team.
Leighanne Haskell
Paralegal
Leighanne is a paralegal working within the Trusts and Estates team, assisting James Willoughby with Estate Administration matters.
Beth Albon
Senior Paralegal
Beth started her legal career as an Apprentice in 2017. She joined Tollers in August 2022 and was promoted to a Senior Paralegal in April 2023.
Alison Taylor
Senior Paralegal
Alison joined Tollers in 2021 as a Paralegal. She now works as a Senior Paralegal and junior fee earner within the Trusts and Estates department.
Patrick Allen
Paralegal
Patrick joined Tollers in May 2022 as a Paralegal working in the Trusts and Estates department. He is also part of the Tollers CSR committee.
Tadala Mlasaanthu
Paralegal
Tadala Mlasaanthu joined Tollers in August of 2022 as a Paralegal responsible for the administration and drafting of documents relating to the requirements and instructions of Gabrielle Smith and Nicola Dodman’s clients.
Danielle Burgess
Solicitor
Danielle Burgess qualified as a Solicitor in March 2019, having obtained her Law degree from Coventry University.
Suzanne Evans
Senior Associate and Head of EVCU
With a wealth of experience, Suzanne has joined the team at Tollers Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit.
Gabrielle Smith
Associate Solicitor
Kate Godber
Partner and Head of Trusts & Estates North
Kate advises individuals and families on Estate planning, Wills, Trust requirements, Estate Administration, Personal tax and Lasting Powers of Attorney...
James Willoughby
Senior Associate
James attended BPP Law School where he studied for a Graduate Diploma in Law...
Steve Bowers
Will Writer
Steve Joined the Trusts and Estate team at Tollers in 2018. Before this, Steve worked in the Private Clients division of a major bank, where he had worked for the past 32 years...
Sharon Brown
Partner and Head of Trusts & Estates South
Sharon offers free monthly advice clinics at Age Concern Stevenage and Garden House Hospice...
Sarah Horn
Senior Associate
Sarah has been a part of the Tollers team since June 2006 and has recently completed the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) examinations achieving, a distinction grade.
Nicola Dodman
Senior Wills Trusts and Estates Manager
Nicola joined Tollers in 2004 and now works as a senior manager in Trusts & Estates...
Martin Hill
Partner
Martin Hill Martin is a Panel Deputy appointed by the Office of the Public Guardian and deals exclusively with Court of Protection matters.
Jeremy Simmonds
Partner
Jeremy provides Wills and Probate services and Conveyancing to the established and growing client base in Rutland...
Emma Wesley
Associate
Emma has been a member of our specialist Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit (“EVCU”) since it was set up in 2013...
Cathy Eaton
Senior Legal Manager
Cathy Eaton is a senior legal manager with over 24 years’ experience specialising in the preparation of bespoke wills, Administration of Estates...
Kasia Jeziorska
Solicitor
Jade Atkins
Paralegal
Jodie Clare
Trainee Solicitor
Joanne Axisa
Associate Legal Executive
Michelle Gladwin
Paralegal
Leighanne Haskell
Paralegal
Beth Albon
Senior Paralegal
Alison Taylor
Senior Paralegal
Patrick Allen
Paralegal
Tadala Mlasaanthu
Paralegal
Danielle Burgess
Solicitor
Suzanne Evans
Senior Associate and Head of EVCU
Gabrielle Smith
Associate Solicitor
Kate Godber
Partner and Head of Trusts & Estates North
James Willoughby
Senior Associate
Steve Bowers
Will Writer
Sharon Brown
Partner and Head of Trusts & Estates South
Sarah Horn
Senior Associate
Nicola Dodman
Senior Wills Trusts and Estates Manager
Martin Hill
Partner
Jeremy Simmonds
Partner
Emma Wesley
Associate
Cathy Eaton
Senior Legal Manager
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