“Dealing with probate and estate administration is one of our dedicated specialisms,” says Austin Gill, probate and estate administration solicitor at The Co-operative Legal Services. “We have a wide breadth of experience, ranging from administering simple estate matters to larger estates where there might be assets both in the UK and abroad.”
• Think carefully before deciding to attempt to sort out someone’s affairs yourself. This often requires a lot of form filling, letter writing and telephone calls. “We make sure people understand their options and choices,” says Gill.