Wills, Probate & Estate Planning

Probate & Estate Administration

The role of the executor

When someone dies, an executor (or administrator if there is if no valid will) must obtain the authority to deal with the estate and resolve the administration of the estate. This can be a difficult enough process for anyone, especially for the newly bereaved.

We appreciate how daunting it must be to sort out the financial affairs and estate of a deceased love one, and that is why our team approaches such matters in a friendly and deeply compassionate way. We go the extra mile to make sure the process is as stress-free as possible. 

The executor should summarise the estate as at the time of death, make a declaration for inheritance tax purposes and swear an oath. The executor is then legally responsible for distributing the estate administration in accordance with the will or, if there is no will, in accordance with the rules of intestacy.

If the estate includes a property and/or items of value, you may need a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration from the court.


Our services

At McHale & Co we can provide you with the help you need to get everything in order. We understand the intricacies of this often tricky aspect of UK law and our experts are on hand to guide you through the process to help you get the outcome you desire. Our probate solicitors can provide:

  • Help with obtaining the appropriate Grant or Letter of Administration from the Court
  • Advice on how to administer the estate
  • Help with administering the estate
  • Practical advice in this sensitive area
  • The benefit of our experience in this area


Get in touch

For more help and advice regarding probate and estate administration, speak to our team of probate solicitors today. Simply call us on 0161 928 3848 or complete the form here. We have offices in Cheshire, North and South Manchester, as well as in the city centre.