When someone dies what he or she leaves behind is referred to as their “Estate”. If you die leaving an Estate valued more than £5000.00 then it is necessary for the appropriate person/s to obtain a Grant to establish their entitlement to collect in your Estate and distribute it to those entitled.
A Probate Solicitor can advise you on the different types of Grants of Representation, each designed to cover a particular circumstance. The most common ones are those which cover the two most common situations — either the deceased died leaving a valid Will or they did not. These situations can be confusing and complicated, and an expert Probate Lawyer will help you make sense of them and complete them as quickly as possible.
If you die leaving a Will then you will require a Grant of Probate. “Probate” usually refers to the legal process whereby the deceased’s assets are collected together and, following various legal and fiscal steps and processes are, eventually distributed to the Beneficiaries of the Estate.
A Probate Lawyer can be very helpful in this process to ensure it goes smoothly. JBGass are able to advise clients on a solution for their specific needs. We are experienced in handling matters from start to finish in an efficient and friendly matter. We are used to dealing with clients directly, or through family members, and our service has been used nationwide, allowing our Probate Lawyers to draw upon a wide range of experience for each situation.
For more information on Probate view our guides:
- Head of Private Client, Solicitor & Director
Nicola joined JBGass in January 2017. Previously, Nicola worked at a high street firm in Altrincham where she spent the last 10 years dealing with all aspects of private client work.
Nicola has completed all of the modules required to become a qualified member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and merely awaits formal notification of acceptance to the Society.
She was granted STEP designation in April 2017 and ensures that the department works to the outlined standards.
Outside of work, Nicola enjoys playing netball, playing in 2 social netball leagues and spending quality time with her young family. She has also recently taken up running and has so far ran a couple of 10km events.
- Managing Director, Solicitor & Director
Natalie joined JBGass in April 2016 from another high street practice in Altrincham. After a successful 3 years with us, she became a Director in October 2019.
Natalie has gained extensive experience across two areas of law having practised a mixed caseload since qualifying. Natalie is proficient across the residential property spectrum and also has extensive experience within Wills & Probate, which allows Natalie to deal with linked property work.
She was granted STEP designation in August 2021 and ensures that the department works to the outlined standards.
Outside of work, Natalie enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with family.