Probate Services

Bereavement is a difficult time for families, and at Larking Gowen we offer a probate service that covers the whole process of administering a deceased person's estate. We can also give advice on all tax issues relating to the estate and beneficiaries, and negotiate any final tax settlements with HMRC.

Before 2014, only solicitors were able to deal with probate, but after that time chartered accountants were able to take up probate work as well. The advantage of using an accountant is that with our experience and knowledge we can advise on income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax all together, helping us minimise your overall tax liability.

For our existing clients, we have much of the information we need to deal with the estate on our files which means we can process the probate application quickly and efficiently.

Once you contact us, we'll take the following steps in administering the estate:

  • Establish the assets and liabilities as at the date of death
  • Prepare tax returns and computations
  • Application for Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration
  • Call in assets and settle liabilities 
  • Deal with income tax and capital gains tax liabilities of the estate 
  • Distribution to beneficiaries
  • Preparation of final estate accounts 

We can act as executors or work with the executors named in the will. If you want to deal with some of the work yourself, we can help with tax returns and correspondence with HMRC.

Get in touch

T: 0330 024 0888

E: probate@larking-gowen.co.uk

LifeAfterLife

Larking Gowen has partnered with LifeAfterLife in order to provide probate services.

LifeAfterLife was created from personal experience to offer a hand-picked single point of reference to guide the bereaved through the myriad of necessary services they might need at a time of loss.

Grant Pilcher

Grant Pilcher

Partner

Ian Webster

Ian Webster

Partner

Cindy Chaplin

Cindy Chaplin

Senior Manager

Kirstie Eaves

Kirstie Eaves

Assistant Manager

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

Assistant Manager

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