Free initial advice
Free initial advice

For your free advice about probate contact us on 0161 907 4044 or [email protected]

Quick, easy & stress free
Quick, easy & stress free

Our aim is to speed up the probate process for you so you can focus on other things.

Authorised by the ICAEW
Regulated Professionals

You can be asssured of our professionalism as we are authorised by the ICAEW.

Affordable Fees
Affordable Fees

We charge considerably less than banks and solicitors meaning more money gets to the estate's beneficiaries.

Grant of Probate


IF YOU ONLY WANT HELP TO GET THE GRANT OF PROBATE…

We will get the Grant of Probate for you and attend the interview at court – leaving you to concentrate on other matters.

3 weeks*
*minimum time requirement
£575 (inc. VAT)
No inheritance tax to pay
£700 (inc. VAT)
Inheritance tax to pay

Inclusive £155 application fee may change

Full Probate Service


WE WILL HANDLE THE WHOLE PROBATE PROCESS FOR YOU…

You remain the executor of the Will and appoint us as your representative.

8 WEEKS*
From £2,500 (+VAT)
+Disbursements

 

What is Probate?

When someone dies their estate (i.e. their money, property and possessions) needs to be dealt with by the executor named in their Will.

The executor needs to obtain the necessary legal permission to do this – which is known as a 'Grant of Representation' or 'Grant of Probate'.

If you are an executor, we can help you with probate and take some of the stress off you at this difficult time.

For many people, the roles and responsibilities of being an executor are very onerous, especially when they are going through a stressful time. So they prefer to appoint someone else to deal with the Probate on their behalf – either in part or in full. This is where we can help you.

Are you looking for help with probate?

If you are, we can help you with our affordable, friendly and professional probate service.

Getting the Grant of Probate for you: We obtain the Grant of Probate for you. then you handle the rest of the probate process.

Handling the Full Probate Service for you: With our Full Probate Service, we handle the whole probate process. You remain the executor of the Will and you appoint us as your representative.

We work alongside your Accountant to ensure the deceased's tax planning strategy is carried out in the way they wanted.

John Bell

A message from Clarke Bell's probate team


For non-contentious probate work, we strongly believe that we can provide a better alternative to solicitors, banks and unregulated self-proclaimed 'probate experts'.

Clarke Bell are authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and our aim is to give clients a quick, professional and affordable probate service.

How do I know if someone left a Will?

How do I know if someone left a Will?

27/04/2017

If you do not know if the deceased left a will, there are a number of things that you can do..

Planned increase in probate fees is scrapped

Planned increase in probate fees is scrapped

21/04/2017

The Government has decided not to go ahead with the proposed increases in probate fees in England and Wales, in light of the recent general election announcement.