I am a probate manager within the estates team here at Cripps. My clients value me for my empathy and understanding.
With over 10 years’ experience of dealing with probate matters, I enjoy guiding clients through the administration of their loved one’s estate, sensitively and economically.
I particularly focus on grant application, including the HMRC forms required. I also enjoy bringing the estate together at the end with the preparation of detailed estate accounts.
I like to take the stress and worry away from my clients, allowing them to deal with the most important area, namely the loss of their loved one. I pride myself on providing practical advice sensitively and accompanied with care.
Areas of expertise:
- Executors duties and responsibilities.
- Dealing with estates where there is no Will (intestacy)
- Obtaining a grant where an original Will has been lost
- Dealing with Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man Grant applications
- Inheritance tax allowances
- Gifts analysis for inheritance tax
- Estate Accounts
- Capital gains tax
- Business and agricultural assets
Qualifications and memberships
- Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
I found Cripps to be very helpful and excellent at keeping me informed of what was happening
A very professional and efficient service on dealing with the estate and probate, concluded as quickly as HMRC and other responses allowed.
Tara Payne was our point of contact for the past 2 years and was exceptionally professional while being friendly and helpful throughout.
We found everyone we dealt with to be very understanding about wanting it completed before an anniversary of a death. We would certainly use Cripps again.
Your professionalism in patiently dealing with all my questions and uncertainties and your maintenance of a positive good-humoured and sympathetic attitude during my executorship was beyond the bounds of my experience of the legal profession.
J A Plowright
I have been very much sustained by your constant help and efficient handling of these matters for which I have been most grateful. Huge thank you for that Tara – in your position you have all the real minutia of these situations to deal with which is not always easy but which you made it seem so.
Thank you so much for your help with everything. I wouldn't have even known where to start with all this so thank you for your professional and lovely services.
Thank you to you, and the Team, for your professional and personal assistance throughout the estate.