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Probate, Trusts & Administration of Estates

Planning for the future

What is involved?

If someone has passed away, you can rely on our renowned Private Client team to take care of the essentials. Probate, Trusts and Administration of Estates can be highly confusing – especially when there is already a lot to deal with. Whether you need help proving an ambiguous Will, enforcing the practicalities of Estate Administration, or winding up a Trust, our in-depth technical knowledge and experience can give you peace of mind.

We can advise on how to deal with property, business assets, the Inland Revenue or debts. Supported by a range of solicitors from different areas, our combined expertise will help you wind up the estate as efficiently as possible. Our team can also assist with creating Trusts, helping you manage your own wealth effectively.

Pricing Information

Why choose Freeths?

  • Our friendly, experienced lawyers help to relieve stress by supporting you with complex processes
  • A national reputation for offering clear, considered advice to executors, trustees and beneficiaries
  • Experts in Dispute Resolution and Finance on hand to advise on family issues or money matters
  • We demystify the jargon in this highly complicated area of law, leaving you to get on with life

We offer a variety of information guides on Trusts & Estate Administration, including general guides, pricing guides, and notes of what is required. Please get in touch if you would like a copy.

Freeths’ dedicated Probate, Trusts & Administration of Estates team will support you in organising, managing and safeguarding you and your family’s interests.

We can advise you on Gift Applications and Inheritance Tax Planning, Personal Injury Trusts, Personal Tax, Probate, Trusts and Wills. You can rely on us to be honest, sensitive and to explain everything clearly.

By bringing together lawyers with legal, accountancy and tax backgrounds, we offer a full spectrum of services to organise your finances. From preparing trust assets to implementing the terms of a will, we can assist you every step of the way. Our specialist Private Litigation team can also assist with disputes relating to Wills, Trusts and Probate. Whatever your needs, we have a confident grasp of the processes and issues involved.

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"Freeths is 'pre-eminent for contentious trusts and probate'. ACTAPS member Mark Keeley is 'a safe pair of hands', and 'actively promotes mediation and looks for settlements while never compromising the client's position'. He acts in an impressive array of cases, including actions to set aside wills on grounds of undue influence, and complex Inheritance Act disputes."

(The Legal 500)


"National head of private client Nigel Roots is an expert in trusts, tax and charities, including contentious trusts matters. One source said: 'He's very approachable and practical, and explains things well' and has 'phenomenal' trusts expertise."


"I would again like to thank you both for all the constant reassurance I needed throughout the whole process. You did an amazing job. After my previous solicitor experience it was almost inconceivable to me that you could tie everything up successfully the way it has turned out. So thank you very much."


"Thank you for all the work over the years; my parents' estates could not have been in better hands."


"I would like to thank you for all your hard work in sorting out my father’s estate, it has been a pleasure working with you."


"Professionalism tempered with understanding and caring."


"Department head Nigel Roots is described by peers as ‘charming and delightful to deal with’. He has a broad range of expertise in private client work and is able to advise clients on the gamut of issues."


"I’m not sure what I would do without all of you at Freeths both in the past and now. The people involved are such nice people."


"I just wanted to thank you and your team so very much for all of your hard work and support to date. The customer service that I have received from you and your team can only be described as outstanding. You always go the extra mile and it is a real pleasure to deal with you."


"Singled out for her ‘professionalism, sincerity and immense knowledge’, Jane Maitland acts as an executor and trustee and is also a Court of Protection appointed deputy for vulnerable clients."

(The Legal 500, 2017)

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

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