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Grant of Probate


Dealing with the financial affairs of a close family member or friend after their death can be an extremely distressing experience. It’s difficult to work your way through the necessary legal documentation, inform all relevant parties and see that any outstanding matters are settled while trying to come to terms with your loss.

What is probate?

The process of settling financial affairs, dealing with any possessions and carrying out the wishes of the deceased is known as probate.

If a Will has been made, the deceased is likely to have named executors, whose responsibility it will be to see that the specifics of the Will are carried out in accordance with their wishes.

If you are named as an executor, it’s your responsibility to obtain what is known as a Grant of Probate. This allows you to access the deceased’s assets and financial information.

For more information visit UK Care Guide's website

How can Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors help?

Our highly qualified team of lawyers at Lanyon Bowdler can guide you through what needs to be done and when - making at least some of the stresses experienced in bereavement just a little easier. 

A Grant of Probate makes it possible to access the assets of the deceased, and it is extremely difficult to discharge the duties required in settling the estate without it.

Dealing with these matters if you are not a legal professional can be a daunting task but we can talk you through the process and guide you through everything that needs to be done.

We will explain every step in a down-to-earth, friendly way, so you are always fully aware of what is going on and our team will be with you from the initial meeting until the whole matter is concluded.

For more about how we can help, contact the Lanyon Bowdler team by phone or use the online contact form and a member of the team will get in touch with you directly.

Lanyon Bowdler have offices with expert teams of solicitors in Hereford, Bromyard, Shropshire, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales.

We are one of the most recognised law firms in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands. We are able to offer a wide range of pricing options including fixed fees and service level guarantees.

As a leading national law firm, we regularly assist clients all over the UK with obtaining the grant of probate. We can represent you wherever you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.


Very quick at sorting our Wills. He was great to deal with, nice guy!

- Mr L Onions & Mrs E Onions, Craven Arms

As a charity legacy officer I am used to reluctance from professional executors to communicate. I found him professional yet friendly and efficient at all times - very pleased.

- Cats Protection, Haywards Heath

Prompt response, clear advice.

- Dr A Geeson & Dr N Geeson, Hereford

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