Estate Administration – Whether acting on behalf of an executor or an administrator, we can help with all aspects of probate, ensuring the correct distribution of an estate is carried out according to a loved one’s wishes.


Whether you’re a personal representative or a beneficiary, Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors can look after the administration of both testate (Will) and intestate (no Will) estates. We can obtain grants of probate or letters of administration and act as professional executors. We can also sell property during estate administration and liaise with the beneficiaries. We understand that this may be a difficult period in your life. This is why we believe in providing you with straightforward, practical, timely advice and service. We can deal with any estate or legal issue, no matter how complex, in the most sympathetic and efficient way.

Read our “Administering an Estate” article here for some useful guidance on what to do after the death of a loved one.

‘Probate’ refers to the administration of estates following the death of a family member or friend. At Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors, we can help with all the issues relating to it.

These are some of the issues that a personal representative must consider:

  1. Estate taxation, inheritance, income and capital gains tax.
  2. Variations of the will where beneficiaries want to achieve different results.
  3. Family disputes, money paid out to beneficiaries before death, blended families.
  4. Mental capacity

Probate Sales and Transfers

In respect of property sales an executor will need to ensure that they market the property to ensure that the price eventually accepted is the best that can be obtained. This will prevent beneficiaries from claiming that a higher price could have been obtained. Often family members will want to buy the house but they may not be as cautious as they would normally be with a purchase from the open market.

Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors can advise on all aspects of property sales and transfers helping you to avoid many of the usual pitfalls that could be encountered.

If you would like to know more or need our help please call us now on 020 8514 9000 to speak with one of our wills and probate lawyers

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