Solicitors in Essex & London
When someone dies leaving a Will, the Executor named in the document is responsible for administering the estate. When someone dies without a Will, strict legal rules determine who is entitled to administer the estate - in these circumstances, that person is known as an Administrator. Executors and Administrators are generically known as Personal Representatives.
Pinney Talfourd recognises that administering an estate often means dealing with complex and unfamiliar legal issues. It is important that Personal Representatives are fully aware of their legal obligations and the potential personal liability of not administrating an estate properly. If legal advice is required, it is important that it is taken as soon as possible.
The specialist Wills and Probate team at Pinney Talfourd comprises a group of expert lawyers in offices across Essex and London who have a wealth of experience and expertise in advising Personal Representatives about their legal obligations. We provide three main services:
All legal fees and related expenses are a liability of the estate rather than the Personal Representative and only become payable once the Personal Representative has gained access to estate funds.
If you would like to find out more about our estate administration services please contact our friendly probate lawyers for a free initial meeting.
We will provide you with some general advice which will help you to understand your responsibilities and plan your next steps. Free consultations with our probate solicitors are available at any one of our offices in Brentwood, Hornchurch and Upminster, and also at our office facilities based in Leigh-On-Sea and Canary Wharf, London.
We are able to see clients at short notice and offer home and onsite visits to those who are unable to personally attend our offices.
Due to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we are currently offering appointments by telephone and some video calling services. Our offices are also open with comprehensive safety measures in place.