Probate And Estates

Probate Solicitors, St Albans

To be entrusted with carrying out someone’s final wishes can be emotionally testing.

You are honoured to have been chosen by the friend or family member, but you feel a burden of responsibility to ensure their wishes are met when you are also grieving for your loss. It can be demanding to deal with the deceased’s personal affairs and other members of the family at a time that can bring out the worst in people.

Probate & Estates Solicitors, St Albans

Labrums will take care of all the legal, tax and administrative work on your behalf. We offer support, ensuring all the money due to an estate is collected, the right amount of tax and any debts are paid and any disputes or claims are dealt with. We can also advise on whether the terms of a will or distribution of an estate can be varied after death for the benefit of the family using a Deed of Variation.


Traditionally, as an executor there would be many upfront costs (funeral Care, utilities to the property, property maintenance, professional valuations of assets, property clearing and cleaning costs, property insurance etc). Labrums will limit your financial commitment by recovering costs early meaning you’ll pay less from your own pocket).

Here’s what our clients say about us:

We received the utmost professionalism, expertise, efficiency and care with the handling of my father's probate and relevant affairs.

These sort of things to a lay person can seem daunting even at our strongest times, let alone when we're dealing with a family loss, so we are enormously grateful to Colette, you and your team for providing the perfect professional legal service, which I have no doubt, made the whole process much smoother than it could have been with a less efficient and careful company.” Mr B

Service was very good, cannot think of any improvements – Certainly went the “extra mile” on our behalf.” Mr & Mrs Y

Thanks for your help in sorting this out so professionally and efficiently.” Reverend S

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Probate & Estate Services

Labrums Solicitors provide a range of services, including:

Probate and Administration

Applying for the legal right to deal with someone’s property, money and possessions (their “estate”) when they die is called applying for probate.

If the person left a will you will need a grant of probate.

If the person did not leave a will you will need a grant of letters of administration.

You apply for both in basically the same way.

During the administration period, the executor or administrator/s gather all of the deceased's assets, pay all the debts of the estate (including any inheritance tax) and then distribute the estate in accordance with the deceased's will (or any deed of variation), 

Labrums Solicitors will be happy to assist with both

Deeds of Variation

A deed by which one or more beneficiaries of a will give up their entitlements under the deceased's will in favour of other people.

Again Labrums can advise when a Deed of Variation would be beneficial

To find out more about how our Probate services can help you, call us on 01727 858807 or complete the form below.