At Co-operative Legal Services our Probate team includes 22 Specialist Probate Solicitors and over 130 Probate Consultants, Case Handlers and Advisors, making us one of the largest providers of Probate services in England & Wales. We offer a sympathetic ear when you need it most.
“My probate case handler was professional, kind, compassionate, patient, strong and clear in her communications with me. She has outstanding relationship skills sparing a widow a lot of unnecessary worry during this process.” L. B.
Whether you are the Executor of a Will, a close family relative or friend, we can provide you with clear practical advice on what to do following the death of a loved one.
We aim to offer you a stress free Probate service to support you through these difficult times.
Our Probate advice team will listen to your particular circumstances, to ensure we are best placed to provide you with advice and support covering:
- The immediate next steps that you need to take.
- An explanation of Probate to help you understand if Probate is required to administer the estate.
- An explanation of Estate Administration and the legal and tax responsibilities and the liabilities.
- Options and choices available to you when deciding what to do next.
Our initial advice to establish your particular circumstances is free. If Probate is then required, we offer a range of fixed fee Probate services to help you decide the level of professional support you need, or whether you would prefer to administer the estate yourself.
If you choose to administer the estate yourself, you should be prepared to commit approximately 70-100 hours of highly detailed administrative work over a period of up to 12 months to complete the Estate Administration, Inheritance Tax, Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and any other legal work.
It’s very important to note that an Executor, a Personal Representative or an Estate Administrator can be held personally financially liable for any loss resulting from a breach of their duty, even if a mistake or mistakes were genuine errors. See Executor & Administrator Duties Explained.
Our Probate Complete Service offers you peace of mind for a fixed fee. When we provide you with a fixed price written Probate quote for the agreed work, that price will not change.
As part of The Co-operative, our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide. The quality of our legal advice and services is acknowledged by our customers with satisfaction levels consistently over 85%.
We offer free initial Probate advice and support, fixed Probate fees agreed upfront and we'll avoid using legal jargon wherever possible.
For free initial advice, guidance and support call our Probate Solicitors on 0330 606 9584 or contact us online and we will help you.
"I would like to thank you very much for all the work you have done to deal so competently with the estate, and for being available to advise me whenever I telephoned. I could never have managed without your help." M. B. D., Birkenhead
Co-operative Legal Services Limited is Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
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I am really glad we choose the Co-operative to do the Probate...I would recommend the Co-operative Probate Service to many of my friends. Actually I have told many of them, who have asked how things are getting on, how good this Probate service has been.