Administration of Estates

Administration of Estates

It’s a really sad and distressing time when someone you care about dies. Here at Clarke & Son we offer a free initial consultation to talk you through the process of getting a Grant for administration of estates. A Grant is not always required and we can talk you through whether it is necessary or not.

We can also give you some practical information e.g. how to register a death; how to organize a funeral; tax advice; property ownership advice and so on. Each individual is different and each estate administration is different and we want to provide a caring approach to suit the needs of each client. Some clients feel it is very important to be involved in the administration as it is very cathartic and part of the grieving process. Others want us to take total control and deal with everything that is required and to keep the whole process simple and straightforward.

What to bring with you to a meeting?

Please can bring with a copy of the death certificate, a copy Will (unless we hold the original), and information concerning the assets and liabilities in the estate. Also contact addresses for any executors, or beneficiaries / family would also be useful.

We work closely with our colleagues in other teams to give you a seamless approach. Furthermore we do our best to complete the administration of estates in an effective and expeditious fashion. We also work closely with local professionals e.g. estate agents; accountants and financial planners to secure the best possible service levels for you. We also offer this service on a fixed fee basis – to give you total peace of mind in relation to costs and the processes involved.

If you have a query or would like to book an appointment please get in touch with our team on 01256 320555 or email


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    Nia Wharry

    Wills and Estate Planning Director

  • claire-redhead

    Claire Redhead

    Wills and Estate Planning Director

  • Helen Beach

    Wills & Estate Planning Solicitor

  • Diane Thompson

    Legal Secretary

  • Sandra Brookes

    Legal Secretary