Dealing with probate & estate administration
Our probate solicitors take routine tasks off your hands and guide you through the more complex issues. We have worked with families for generations and have established a national reputation for our technical prowess and sensitive, personal approach.
We were one of the first firms in the UK to become accredited specialists in wills and probate under the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Scheme. When assets cross international borders, we have the expertise and contacts to handle tax and succession issues.
No matter how complex an estate, our probate lawyers will explain the situation clearly, we will make complicated arrangements appear much simpler.
We offer two levels of service.
Probate Solutions is a holistic approach whereby we help you with every aspect of the process: collecting and collating information, preparing papers, dealing with HMRC and the probate registry, administrating the estate, distributing assets and discharging debts. Our probate solicitors will also give you expert advice on tax and estate planning options.
This service is often available for a fixed fee. Our charges are always based on the level of work involved, not the value of the estate.
Direct2Probate is a service where we obtain a grant of probate for you, we provide clear, professional probate legal advice and support. You will need to complete a questionnaire, but our probate solicitors prepare all necessary paperwork.
We charge one of two fixed fees for this service, depending on the type of application needed.
Please talk to us about your needs. We would like to know how we can help.
Talk to us about the option that suits you best.
Cripps is a ‘go-to firm’ for tax, trusts and probate work.
“Effective, efficient and great listeners.”
“Extremely efficient in what it does”, the team at Cripps offers “timely, well thought out advice that is delivered with expertise” in all tax, trust and probate matters.
Superlative service: “I find their level of service to be good, with timely responses and sound, appropriate advice.”
Cripps LLP’s first-rate’ practice gives ‘pragmatic advice’ in all areas of personal tax, trusts and probate.
“All their lawyers are technically outstanding.”
“A dynamic and highly commercial firm that understands the need to deliver services quickly and accurately.”
Cripps has a "very good reputation" for its private client practice, which often handles complex, high-value matters with international aspects.
"They're one of the biggest firms, a client could expect a large depth of experience from them, they've got a very big team and they deal with some quite complex issues."
"They've obviously got a strong private client practice - they've got the depth and breadth of expertise, they're a large, well-established firm and they seem to be attracting good people. I think for the more sophisticated clients, they are a one-stop shop."