Free initial advice from our award winning probate specialists

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Fixed fee, no jargon, no upfront costs to pay and a sympathetic ear when you need it most.

Named Probate Provider of the Year 2018, Co-op Legal Services has the largest team of Probate specialists in the country, and is trusted to deal with over £1.3 billion in Estates annually. We help and support thousands of bereaved individuals and families many of whom come to us from Co-op Funeralcare. As part of the Co-op Group, our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide..

With our Probate Complete Service we take full responsibility for getting the Grant of Probate and dealing with the Legal, Tax (excluding VAT), Property and Estate Administration affairs on your behalf. A local Probate Consultant can meet with you in your home or another location (in England or Wales) to explain the Probate process, to answer your questions, and to provide you with a written Fixed Fee Probate quotation.

Benefits of our service

  • Once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work to be done that price will not change, unless the original information we are given is shown to be incorrect or circumstances change.

  • We can pay all the costs of a Co-op Funeralcare funeral and pay back any deposit paid, if you instruct us to represent you; providing that the Estate owns sufficient assets that can be sold in due course.

  • Co-op Members save £100 or get 5% off, whichever is higher, on Probate and Estate Administration, terms & conditions apply.

  • There are no upfront costs to pay as our Probate and Estate administration fees are deferred and will be taken from the Estate once it is in funds.

  • At Co-op Legal Services we take full responsibility for completing the Estate administration process for you. Our Probate team includes specialist Probate Solicitors and over 170 trained Probate Case Handlers, Advisors and Consultants; all working to provide closure for bereaved family and friends as soon as possible.

Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Probate Estate Administration in England and Wales is not a reserved legal activity which means that unregulated providers can offer Probate Estate Administration services regardless of whether they are insured, experienced or qualified to provide a full Probate service.

Co-op Legal Services is a trading name for Co-operative Legal Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, giving you peace of mind knowing that your Probate affairs are being dealt with by a regulated organisation and by a brand name you know and can trust.

Co-op Legal Services are insured with insurance covering all of our work plus we have protection of client funds under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Our team of Probate Solicitors and Specialists includes many members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). All STEP members are subject to an extensive Code of Professional Conduct, requiring them at all times to act with integrity and in a manner that inspires the confidence, respect and trust of their clients and of the wider community.

Please note that our Probate Solicitors and Local Probate Consultants are available in England and Wales only for customers using our Probate Complete Service. If you don't know if Probate is required, we can tell you.

Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.