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What Our Clients Say
Thank you for your excellent work concerning my Mums estate. Could you also thank Jenny Cottrell for her help as well. We were so please with all of your help. I would recommend you to all of my friends.Client of Leanne Routledge & Jenny Cottrell
Everything was made very straight forward. We were completely satisfied with every aspect of your service.Client of Leanne Routledge
Very satisfied with the work you did for us. Thank you.Private client
I walked in off the street, Leanne saw me immediately and completed in a week, very impressed. I must also say your Receptionists were excellent, very friendly.Client of Leanne Routledge
Legalities were made very easy to understand.Client of Catherine Murton
Excellent all round serviceClient to Pardoes
Very courteous and understanding.Client of Leanne Routledge
You cannot improve on perfection. Excellent service given.Client of Leanne Routledge
Liz Gilmour was a joy to work with on my probate, everyone so helpful, kind and efficient - KAProbate
We were received with patience and kindness from our solicitor.Private client
Excellent customer service and professionalism.Client of Leanne Routledge
Excellent Service!Anonymous in relation to Catherine Murton
Catherine was very approachable and a pleasure to deal with.Anonymous in relation to Catherine Murton
My experience thus far with Pardoes has inspired confidence in the firm.Bridport Office
Very helpful and understanding.Client of Catherine Murton
Legal language is complicated but explained very clearly. Quick, efficient, clear, local, rang one day and appointment the next day!Private client
I was very grateful to Catherine Murton for all the home visits and especially for bringing forms for me to sign in hospital whilst I was ill and her concern for my health.Grateful Client
Nigel Isaac put me very much at ease and was very thoughtful when dealing with my husband during home visitsAnonymous in relation to Nigel Isaac
All Receptionists were very good at all times. Leanne was very quick to respond and visit home as required. Also very helpful at all times and explained everything fully and carefully.Client of Leanne Routledge
You have been a great help.Client of Leanne Routledge
Found very helpful and pleasant, answered all questions no matter how stupid!Client of Catherine Murton
Nigel is very good at his job. He looked after me and my mother so well. 10/10. A*. Keep up the good work you do.Client of Nigel Isaac
The service was excellent and would be easy to recommend.Client of Leanne Routledge
Personal recommendation is key when choosing a Solicitor and Pardoes have been impressive.Client of Catherine Murton
Very professional and helpful.Anonymous in relation to Leanne Routledge
My questions/queries were answered promptly in a way I easily understood. I noticed Pardoes whilst travelling to Yeovil by bus. It had a small, open frontage with off road parking. It looked welcoming and professional. The service was absolutely first class. The receptionists were very professional. I would have no concerns approaching Pardoes for any further help or advice. Catherine Murton is superb.Anonymous in relation to Catherine Murton
Personal attention - professional advice given in a friendly manner.Anonymous in relation to Leanne Routledge
My needs met by friendly competent approachable people. Very happy thank you.Private client re Jacqui Hellings
I was left at peace with what happened. Service is excellent. I cannot think how it could be improved.Client of Leanne Routledge
I only ever experienced a very high standard. Swift, efficient and welcoming.Client of Leanne Routledge
Probate and Estate Administration Solicitors
Losing a loved one is never easy and it can be made even more difficult because of the legal formalities.
What is Probate?
If someone has died and has left a will, it may be necessary to obtain a grant of Probate. A grant of Probate is an official document produced by the Probate Registry that allows the Executors named in a will to ‘step into the shoes’ of the person who has died. The Executors can then administer the estate in accordance with the will.
If someone has died without making a will, they will have died intestate and it will be necessary to make an application for a grant of letters of administration
Why do I need Probate?
Much will depend on how much someone owned in their sole name. For example, if they owned a house, it will be necessary to obtain probate to ensure that any sale can take place. The same will apply if assets in a bank or building society exceed a certain amount.
How can Pardoes help?
Pardoes can assist with the following:
- Identify, secure and preserve all the assets in the estate
- Arrange for valuations of the assets
- Identify the liabilities
- Deal with the tax affairs to the date of death
- Provide inheritance tax advice
- Complete and submit inheritance tax returns
- Pay any liabilities, including tax
- Make the application for the grant of probate
- Collect in the assets
- Vest any freehold or leasehold properties in the beneficiaries entitled to them including completing the necessary formalities at the Land Registry
- Prepare estate accounts
- Arrange distribution of the estate to the beneficiaries of the will
- Administer any trust that is set up under the will
What does it cost?
Much will depend on what you have asked us to do and how complicated the estate is. However, as each case is different, we will discuss the costs at the outset and agree with you how much we will charge before we proceed.
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Call us free on 0800 862 0442 to speak to one of our friendly advisors, or complete the form below and we will email you back as soon as possible.
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