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Probate Solicitors

Solicitors specialising in probates throughout the North East for over 25 years

The death of a loved one is very distressing time and having to begin the process of  sorting out their estate can be a worrying and stressful experience. The Team at LWR can support you during this difficult time. We will meet with you to discuss what may need to be done.

Why choose us?

We have a great deal of experience and expertise in administering estates of all sizes. As a firm, we have been dealing with estates on behalf of our clients for a period in excess of 200 years. Dermot Kirkwood, the head of the Team, has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Probate and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly.

Our service

We will:

  • Explain the terms of the Will (if there is one) and advise on any special provisions
  • Arrange for funeral expenses to be paid immediately (where possible)
  • Deal with all of theIinheritance Tax forms (required in every case)
  • Complete the necessary documentation required by the Probate Registry
  • Obtain the document ("Grant of Probate" or "Letters of Administration" if there is no Will) which will allow the assets to be dealt with
  • Settle any bills and other liabilities from the estate assets
  • Distribute the estate in accordance with the Will or intestacy rules if there is no Will
  • Establish any trusts that may be required
  • Keep you informed throughout the matter and be available to advise and assist through the use of our dedicated direct dial facility.

We are happy to visit you at home if you are unable to come to our offices.

How much will it cost?

We understand that the cost of dealing with the estate will be important to you. Because every estate is different, it is not possible to give a quote without full details. However, we will provide you with details of how our charges will be calculated before you commit to using our services and will give you an estimate of charges at the earliest opportunity.

Contact us now if you would like to discuss the matter by completing our no obligation online enquiry form. Alternatively you can call us direct on 0191 5666500 or request a call back.