Probate & Estates

Operating with sensitivity and diplomacy, helping you work through what is invariably a complex and difficult time.

For many Executors of a Will, they are often required to step into their role unexpectedly, at an incredibly emotionally time, and may not know where to start. ZEDRA’s Probate and Estate Administration service can ease that burden and support you by taking on the responsibility for administering the estate.

Our seasoned experts have the necessary expertise to handle all aspects of Probate and Estate Administration, including the Grant of Probate process, with the highest level of skill and professionalism.

We guide you through what to do when someone dies, support you as an Executor or assist individual Executors and Administrators as they navigate the tricky process of probate.

Our Probate and Estate Administration work includes:

  • Obtaining the Grant of Probate
  • Investigating and valuing the estate
  • Collecting estate funds
  • Filling out income and inheritance tax returns and paying any tax due
  • Paying creditors
  • Selling or transferring ownership of property
  • Distributing funds and assets according to the Will
  • Managing any Trusts in the Will
  • Handling other legal aspects
  • Dealing with property and estate administration affairs
We would like to thank for your kind assistance over the past eighteen months or so. Whilst some people elect to deal with such matters themselves, we are convinced that we couldn’t have done it without you. So, once again, thank you.
D. Spackman
Dordogne, France
I’ve found working with ZEDRA means I don’t have to worry that my clients aren’t going to receive the best possible service.
Will Writer
Leeds, UK
As a partner with ZEDRA I have enjoyed the invaluable field support fronted by a dedicated & experienced team of professionals that have dealt with my enquiries promptly, producing competitive family quotes. They give you confidence to pass them your client.
S. Mars
Bramwell Estate Planning
Perfect service from start to end and a complex case all achieved courteously and efficiently.
W. Grafton
Dorset
Working with Zedra has been an absolute pleasure contact is always clear and concise, and responses are always sent to us in a timely manner.
V. Rolland
MWQ Estate Planning
Thank you again for your typical ‘ Zedra-style’ professionalism, friendly accessibility , and efficiency. It is much appreciated.
D. & M. Cohen
London
I want to thank you for the most professional work, care and respect you have shown me and my family. I haven’t had a moments worry in the whole time since that first contact call!
S. & C. Berstein
Australia
Communication and support from the team is quick and easy, which in itself is very reassuring.
V. Fooks
Lacuna Wills

We put the Pro in Probate

Our Probate & Estate Administration Team

Paula Barlow

Head of Probate, Manchester

Chris Whittington

Business & Relationship Manager, Manchester

Corrinne Emmett

Probate Manager, Manchester

Sarah Hassall

Senior Relationship Manager, Manchester

Mark Johnson

Senior Relationship Manager, Manchester

What to Do When Someone Dies

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult thing to go through. Our guide is designed to help bereaved families navigate through the maze of steps that need to be taken when a loved one passes away.

The Role of the Legal Representative

We’ve created this guide to help make your role as a ‘Legal Representative’ a little bit easier to navigate but we are always happy to hear from you to discuss your specific circumstances and how we can help.