• Specialist knowledge and expertise are required to help efficiently with probate and estate planning matters. Our estate administration solicitors help individuals safeguard the future of their families.  

    How we can help with probate and estate administration

    Being named as someone’s executor can be a daunting prospect. Understandably, you will want to the do the very best job that you can, but other commitments such as work or family life could mean that you might not be able to give it all of your attention. It can also be challenging to understand the legal process that is required.

    At Brachers, we have been assisting executors for over 100 years. We have specific expertise in large and complex estates including those with estates where the deceased was living overseas. We also have a dedicated team that specifically supports elderly and vulnerable clients and ensure we provide jargon-free, accessible and tailed advice.

    Although being an executor is a personal liability and you are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the estate is administered correctly, we can support you by dealing with as much or as little of the estate administration as you would like.

    Please expand on the areas below to learn more about how we can assist with the entire estate administration process.

    • Recognition of our expertise

      You can be sure to receive a first-class service, with our Private Client team’s expertise in probate and estate administration – recognised in leading legal directories Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Brachers’ Head of Private Client,  Christopher Eriksson-Lee, has been shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Achievement In The Industry’ award at The Probate Industry Awards 2024.

      Our team and its members are also regularly recognised in numerous prestigious industry awards, including:

      • Winning ‘Best Estate Planning Team’ at The Probate Industry Awards 2024.
      • Highly commended for ‘Best Probate Law Firm – Regional’ at The Probate Industry Awards 2024.
      • Winning ‘Best Deputyship Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2023.
      • Finalist for ‘Best Probate Law Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2023.
      • Mary Rimmer won the ‘Contribution to the Community Award’ at the Kent Law Society Awards 2022.

      Find out more about our  awards, accreditations and partnerships that make us stand out from the rest.


      We appreciate that each estate is unique. Because of this, we offer different pricing structures depending on how much or little you would like us to do.

      We are transparent about our costs and will provide you with a detailed fee estimate at the start and keep you updated throughout the matter. For further information about how our costs are calculated, view our  ‘Probate and Estate Administration Pricing overview’.

      Further support

      Our probate and estate administration lawyers are based in Maidstone and Canterbury and are ready to help with any legal advice you may require so please get in touch today.

      Start your probate matter today using our online tool or alternatively, schedule a free 30 minute online appointment with one of our probate law team or simply call us on 01622 690691 to talk through your individual situation.

  • FAQs

    Please expand on the areas below to read our answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Schedule a free 30 minute online appointment with one of our probate law team. We will provide general advice during this consultation and no legal work will be undertaken unless agreed during this appointment.

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Start your probate matter today using our online tool. Complete the form today and find out the key steps in the probate process, likely timelines, your role and obligations and how we can help.

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    To discuss your probate and estate administration queries please fill out the below form or alternatively you can call us on 01622 690691.

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  • Expertise

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Meet the Team:

  • The team are great and responsive on all aspects of the work we do together. They provide advice regarding a family trust and the wider estate planning for the client.

    The Legal 500 2024
  • Brachers has the personal touch, listening carefully to clients’ needs in a friendly, sensitive and helpful manner. It has a wealth of experience, gathered over many decades, and is highly regarded by its local clients in Kent. Such loyalty from locals is reassuring.

    The Legal 500 2024
  • Brachers know their subject, are very competent and, above all, very diplomatic. These attributes have been so important during the present lock down when the ‘working from home’ handicap could have spoiled progress – but it didn’t.

    The Legal 500
  • A firm with longevity, trust and a personal touch.

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  • Brachers are very community-minded and are always approachable and easy to communicate with.

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  • I would very much like to thank you personally and the rest of your team at Brachers [including Paula Savage and her team] for the way in which you have helped me through this difficult time in a very considerate, helpful and of course professional manner. It does make a big difference when dealing with such a very personal situation to have a compassionate team behind you, that you can trust implicitly.

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  • A legal practice that’s truly on top of its game

    M Eley, Client