Private Client

Estate Administration

A personal representative undertakes significant responsibilities in administering an estate. We can relieve this burden by liaising with family members, resolving lifetime taxation issues, and dealing with HM Revenue & Customs on estate tax liabilities. We have considerable experience in securing business property and agricultural property reliefs against inheritance tax, and in advising on tax-efficient post-death rearrangements of property.

Specifically our probate administration service includes:

Administration of estates and any related trusts.

Advice in connection with post-death deeds of variation.

Accountancy and HM Revenue & Customs compliance for the administration of estates.

Obtaining grants of probate or letters of administration.

Obtaining foreign equivalents of English grants, re-sealing English grants overseas and re-sealing in the UK of Commonwealth grants.

Preparation of tax returns and response to enquiries during the administration of an estate.

Working with our colleagues in the Litigation department in disputes arising under the terms of a will.

“Naturally, you look for technical ability and the Sinclair Gibson team have it in spades.”