The task of administering the estate of a loved one can seem insurmountable, especially at a time when you are still coming to terms with your loss.

I can help with as little or as much of the practicalities as you like. If you wish you can gather up and leave all the paperwork you can find with me, and I will sort through everything – or you might already have all the figures you need for the Grant of Probate and the tax return, and you just need some help with the final steps. The procedures can be quite complex, and there are certain protections available to the Executors of a estate – if you take the right steps.

The charge for obtaining the Grant of Probate (the court document) is fixed, whereas for estate administration an estimate will be provided from the outset, and the relevant hourly rate will be provided. If you prefer we can agree a fixed fee for certainty, although this is is generally on the upper side of the estimated fees – it’s up to you.

Please feel free to contact us and I will talk you through your options – with no obligation of course.


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It is never an easy decision to make a Will and as a single parent I knew I had to do it, as I am certainly not getting any younger and had been meaning to do this for the last ten years and had not ever quite got around to doing it. One of the reasons was that I wanted someone I trusted to help me and I had looked at different solicitors  etc., but it seemed rather daunting. Then I met Kirsty, who with her friendly professionalism, explained everything  so clearly, it seemed obvious to choose The Deans Legal Services to write my Will. I am so glad I did! Throughout  the whole process…

AG, Woodingdean

Professional, personable and great value. Was dreading doing our will but Kirsty made the whole process pleasurable. Would recommend without hesitation 👍

AF, Rottingdean

We used Deans legal services for our wills recently. I was really dreading doing a will as it’s a very difficult subject to talk about. As parents though we wanted to make sure our children would be looked after if anything did happen to us. Kirsty made the whole experience much easier than I thought. She put us both at ease and explained everything very simply. Very efficient and swift in drawing up the wills. Great communication and an overall enjoyable experience.

TL, Rottingdean