Dealing with legal and financial formalities after death is normally the role of an executor, which is both a privilege and a responsibility. To be asked to be an executor is a mark of trust in you. It can be hard work, take time and leave you open to personal liability. Once you accept responsibility you can't easily hand it on to someone else.
What we do
First we help you with the formalities. Then we guide you through the process of winding up the estate, and agree with you a division of responsibilities. Executors often prefer us to deal with the routine correspondence, administration and accounts.
Should there be any problems we have the experience to help you to resolve them.
Why Cripps Harries Hall?
We have been working with families and estates for over 150 years, through many generations. Our national reputation for this work reflects our clients' satisfaction with the quality of what we do.
For further information please contact Chris Wilkinson or Simon Leney.
Cripps' lawyers receive plaudits in leading high net worth publication
Cripps Harries Hall is proud to announce that eight of its Private Client partners have been recognised as Leading Lawyers in the Citywealth Leaders List 2013.
- Acting on administration of the estate of deceased business proprietors including arranging sales of businesses, crisis management of land and building assets owned by deceased persons estates.
- Acting as executor of and administering the estate of a French domiciled English national including dealing with competing claims by family members, and the interaction of French succession laws and tax with English counterparts.
|John Allison||Probate Manager||+44 (0)1892 506 361
|Ray Bennett||Estates Manager||+44 (0)1892 506 120
|Simon Leney||Partner||+44 (0)1892 506 005
|Chris Wilkinson||Partner||+44 (0)1892 506 184
|Clare Woodland||Associate (Chartered Legal Executive)||+44 (0)1892 506 009
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What others say
"Effective, efficient and great listeners."
"Extremely efficient in what it does", the five-partner team at Cripps Harries Hall LLP offers "timely, well thought out advice that is delivered with expertise" in all tax, trust and probate matters.