A family member or close friend passing away is one of life’s worst events. Sorting out the practical matters can seem overwhelming.

Leonard Gray is able to help with all of the issues arising in such a situation; from dealing with inheritance tax, obtaining a Grant of Probate to closing accounts and dealing with property as well as the distribution of assets in accordance with the terms of a Will.

At Leonard Gray we have lawyers who are experienced experts in this area. In sorting out the financial and other matters after someone has passed away, we know the formalities that need to be dealt with for probate and can do this efficiently and properly. There might be Inheritance Tax or possibly trusts issues which come up. We know how difficult things can be and we strive to make sure we relieve whatever burden we can.

We can deal with the whole of an estate for you in a swift and practical manner. We will make sure that all of the assets and money is drawn in and paid to the right people. We will finalise all tax matters properly. We know what difficulties to look out for and will provide a sympathetic ear throughout.

Our standard fees

Fixed Fee Probate Only Service   Full Estate Administration/Probate Service

Book an appointment today

To book an appointment to instruct Leonard Gray, or to arrange an initial free telephone consultation, call Lisa Bennett on 01245 504904 or book online.

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Quality assured

Leonard Gray is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This shows that we follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing tailored wills and probate advice to our clients.

Our offices & opening times

If you are coming to our office in Chelmsford, car parking is available at the rear of our building and wheelchair access can be easily arranged. We are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm. Out of hours appointments are available by arrangement. Our solicitors are also happy to visit you at home or in hospital when necessary.

Preparing for your appointment

Where possible, it will speed things along if you can bring the following with you to your appointment:

  • A copy of the last Will of the deceased
  • The death certificate
  • A breakdown of the assets and liabilities as at the date of death, including sources of income prior to their death.