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

If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 0161 928 3848, or fill in the online contact form.


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Michaela went out of her way to make time to see me, gave very good advice and answered any questions I had. Always returned my phone calls and emails promptly. Thank you

Mrs K

Wonderful service provided by Helen Green – very thorough knowledge. I am extremely satisfied as I was helped through a difficult time when I was uncertain how to go forward.

Mrs C

Hassle free service, just give them the facts they require – let them get on with it – Simples

Mr C

Malcolm, I really appreciate what you have done and can’t thank you enough with how you have dealt with this! We’ll fill in the attached customer satisfaction form and reflect how impressed and pleased we are.

Mr P

Very happy to have come here, especially dealing with Helen Green

Mrs L

Thanks for the work of your staff led by Maria. I would like to highlight the contribution of Nadya & Leona in these transactions. While Maria is often the one in the sunshine so to speak, it is through the background work performed by these two that allows this to happen.

Mr S

I have been completely satisfied with help given by Helen and feel that my affairs are now in safe hands.

Mr G

I would like to thank Charlotte for being so friendly and helpful.

Mrs A

Everything was great Michaela. Thanks!

Mr P

I would like to praise Adam Cohen with the way he has looked after both me and my wife. He has been very thorough and helpful with us.

Mr & Mrs C

A very professional and friendly service from Helen using clear plain English that is easily understood.

Mr B

Excellent, friendly service from Helen Green. Very happy with the outcome.

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