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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Grace has been very helpful dealing our whole family, arranging wills and lasting powers of attorney. Excellent service.

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I am very glad that I found your office and especially Helen Green. I enjoy dealing with people who know what they are doing.

Mr S

Grace Kennedy was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Updating our wills was a very smooth and efficient process.

Mr W

The service and communication provided by Michaela throughout the process of dealing with my mum’s estate has been exemplary.

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Pleasure to do business with McHale & Co. Everything is thoroughly explained, whatever questions we asked. Easy to make contact, we as a family have dealt with your company before and cannot fault any part of our dealing with yourselves.

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Helen was excellent. Very clear in her explanations of options and implications of decisions made in our wills.

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A big thank you to Grace Kennedy who went the extra mile and provided me with lots of information regarding making, signing and checking the process for me and after signing a list of use points and information. Excellent customer/client care.

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