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

Paul Bellière-Wilson
Senior Associate
Paul is a student member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and part qualified in International Trust Management (ITM)...
Michael Christopher
Solicitor
Michael is a Solicitor based in the Biggleswade office, handling all aspects of Private Client Work, including Wills, Probate, Administration of Estates, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney...
Layla Qureshi
Solicitor
Layla recently qualified as a solicitor (October 2019) having previously trained in a regional firm...
Susan Agnew
Chartered Legal Executive
Rachel Rutt
Probate Manager
Rachel has over 15 years experience in dealing with administering estates and specialises in file auditing, preparation of estate accounts, dealing with tax affairs and distribution of estates...
James Willoughby
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...
Shireena Sheridan
Solicitor
Shireena studied Law at the University of Lincoln and undertook the Legal Practice Course at BPP Cambridge in 2015. Shireena qualified as a Solicitor in December 2018...
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
Solicitor
Sarah has been a part of the Tollers team since June 2006 and is currently undertaking the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) examinations...
Ruth Markham
Associate Solicitor
Ruth Markham prepares Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney for clients and also deals with the administration of estates on behalf of Executors...
Rebeka Clarke
Trainee Solicitor
Rebeka joined the firm in 2018 and is currently in her second seat practicing Trusts and Estates. She has already completed a seat in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team...
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
Equity Partner and Notary Public
Martin Hill is a Notary Public as well as advising on high value estates, Wills, Court of Protection, Powers of Attorney and Trusts...
Kirstie Brownbill
Senior Associate
Kirstie has been with Tollers for over 10 years. She is currently based at our Corby office where she works as a part of the team dealing with Wills, Estates, Trusts and Powers of Attorney...
Julie Yates
Senior Probate Manager
Julie is a fee earner in the Trust and Estates department. Julie has over 17 years of experience in this area.
Jeremy Simmonds
Partner
Jeremy provides Wills and Probate services and Conveyancing to the established and growing client base in Rutland...
Emma Wesley
EVCU Manager
Emma has been a member of our specialist Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit (“EVCU”) since it was set up in early 2013...
Claire Barratt
Legal Manager
Claire works as part of the team in the Trust & Estates Department. Her main role is to assist the Solicitor’s with the files of clients that have sadly passed away...
Chris Lucas
Senior Associate
Chris is an associate member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a Member of Action on Elder Abuse...
Cherryl Law
Legal Manager
Cherryl Law is a Legal Manager in the Northampton Trusts and Estates team. Cherryl is able to draft Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney...
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...
Barry Rogers
Partner and Head of Trust and Estates
As well as Trusts and Estate work Barry is a Notary Public which is the oldest branch of the legal profession...
Paul Bellière-Wilson
Senior Associate
Michael Christopher
Solicitor
Layla Qureshi
Solicitor
Susan Agnew
Chartered Legal Executive
Rachel Rutt
Probate Manager
James Willoughby
Associate
Steve Bowers
Will Writer
Shireena Sheridan
Solicitor
Sharon Brown
Partner and Head of Trusts & Estates South
Sarah Horn
Solicitor
Ruth Markham
Associate Solicitor
Rebeka Clarke
Trainee Solicitor
Nicola Dodman
Senior Wills Trusts and Estates Manager
Martin Hill
Equity Partner and Notary Public
Kirstie Brownbill
Senior Associate
Julie Yates
Senior Probate Manager
Jeremy Simmonds
Partner
Emma Wesley
EVCU Manager
Claire Barratt
Legal Manager
Chris Lucas
Senior Associate
Cherryl Law
Legal Manager
Cathy Eaton
Senior Legal Manager
Barry Rogers
Partner and Head of Trust and Estates
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