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Probate & Estate Administration

If a family member or friend has died we can assist you with probate and help administer the estate. We can do as much or as little as you want. We realise that this is a very difficult time and you will have many unanswered questions, so you may find it helpful to come and talk things through with one of our specialist lawyers.

If someone has died without a Will then we can advise and guide you through the maze of intestate administration.

In addition to administering the estate there are ways in which we might help improve the way the estate is held in order to protect the beneficiaries and ways in which we can help save tax.

If there are issues between beneficiaries, questions about the validity of a Will or people left out then our specialist Will Dispute and Contentious Probate team can help resolve these problems.

Fact Sheets

Probate fact sheet

When someone dies they leave an estate which needs to be administered and eventually passed on to beneficiaries. This process can vary in complexity depending on the nature of the deceased’s affairs and their family set up. We at Brachers are here to help you through this process at what is a difficult time. Read more

 

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News & Events
16/06/17

Brachers appoints partner to Contentious Trusts & Estates team

Deborah Cain joins the firm’s growing private client practice. Read more

18/09/15

Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards

Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more

29/07/15

Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market

Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more

15/06/15

Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers

Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more

10/03/15

Five senior appointments at Brachers

Brachers has expanded its Private Client, Commercial Property and Commercial teams with five senior appointments. Read more

29/10/14

Ward Security promotes night time safety with initiative with Brachers

Kent security provider, Ward Security launched a personal safety initiative with Brachers on Wednesday 29 October, to remind employees of the importance of maintaining personal safety as they travel to and from work during darker nights. Read more

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Meet the Team

Christopher Eriksson-Lee | Partner

T: 01622 776465 | Email Christopher

Emma Harris | Associate

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Emma Hegarty | Chartered Legal Executive

T: 01622 776456 | Email Emma

Amy Lane | Solicitor

T: 01622 776427 | Email Amy

 

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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles
07/11/17

Trump’s ambition to scrap Inheritance Tax in America

Donald Trump’s ambition is to scrap Inheritance Tax (IHT) in America altogether. Read more

18/09/17

Services for individuals and families

Our specialists will work with you to achieve the best outcome for you and your family. Whether it’s advice on planning for your future and protecting your legacy, buying a property or preserving your assets following a relationship breakdown – we’re here to help. Read more

07/06/17

What is ‘Testamentary Freedom’?

How the concept of testamentary freedom has evolved since 1870 and what can be done to maximise the prospect of enjoying this particular freedom today. Read more

18/05/17

The importance of a will

If you have been diagnosed with dementia, it's important to ensure you have a will and that is up to date. Read more

15/05/17

U-turn on proposed increased probate fees

Bereaved families will welcome the news that the proposed rise in probate fees has been axed because there is not enough time for the proposal to go through parliament before the General Election on 8 June 2017. Read more

29/03/17

The freedom to disinherit

Choosing to disinherit a family member is something that needs to be clearly thought out and ensuring this is detailed correctly in your will, could prove vital in successfully defending any claim against your estate. Read more

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