Probate Solicitors and Administration of Estates

Our Vision, Our Mission

Blackhams Probate Solicitors have extensive experience in preparing Wills and specialise in administering estates including post-death Inheritance Tax planning by the use of a Deed of Variation.

Probate SolicitorsWhen anyone dies, somebody has to deal with their estate – the money, property and any possessions they had at the time of their death. If there is a will the estate will pass to the people named in the will. If there is no will rules laid down in Parliament, known as the Rules of Intestacy will apply.

We have extensive experience in administering estates including post-death Inheritance Tax planning. Our dedicated and experienced team administer estates with sympathy and efficiency enabling us quickly to identify and to resolve any potential problems and minimise the expense and stress involved.

Even a small estate can involve considerable responsibility and paperwork. The paperwork can be very substantial and the process extremely time-consuming. We are here to help and can assist you throughout all or part of the process and may be able to identify tax planning opportunities.

We can help at all levels, including:

  • Registering the death
  • Helping you to make funeral arrangements
  • Organising payment of Inheritance Tax
  • Obtaining a Grant of Representation
  • Dealing with assets and liabilities
  • Assisting with tax claims and returns to the Inland Revenue

Some estates will require special consideration to ensure that the estate is dealt with in as tax-efficient a way as possible. We have experience in winding up estates with a range of net values, from modest levels to those with millions of pounds. No estate is too small, and all require a personal, professional and structured service; and at Blackhams they all get the same. This ensures that our clients are informed as to progress at all times.

Blackhams have a dedicated team of specialists who deal with all the formalities required in obtaining Probate and administering estates, dealing with estates both large and small.

To help you in starting to think about a will and what planning for the future might mean for you please contact Tim Cuthbertson or Haroon Qayum

Mr & Mrs H from Solihull


Correspondence was clear with ‘legalise’ and we always received friendly and efficient responses to our telephone enquiries.

Mrs W from Warwick


I would like to thank Cherie for all her hard work on our estate’s behalf.  I have felt confident that we were in safe hands with her at the helm throughout this lengthy process and I am most grateful for all you have done