Atterbury Payne Solicitors


Because we care, we take time to listen to what you need. We give you time and space to deal with your grief and loss, while we deal with the legal and financial side.

Probate and Executor Services

Why choose Atterbury Payne?

As a niche private client solicitor firm, we have a dedicated team of specialist probate lawyers who are able to handle all sorts of probate applications and deal with estates.

  • As probate specialists we have good relationships with other service providers needed along the probate journey to help speed up the journey and keep your costs down.
  • Our lawyers are all used to dealing with people in emotional situations.
  • You have direct contact with the Lawyer dealing with your case.
  • We deal with you in a empathetic, non judgemental way.
  • Our lawyers are assisted by administrative assistants who constantly chase outstanding matters with the Probate Court, HMRC, banks and other financial institutions or anything else that will help progress your case quickly.

Most importantly: We give you time to grieve while we deal with the legal and financial aspects of the probate and estate administration.

Our team are on hand to answer your probate questions, call today on 01664 490449.

What services do we offer?

We can help you decide which of our services would suit you best, or we can agree a bespoke service tailored to your individual needs.

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Dealing with everything from the time your loved one has died, valuing the assets for probate purposes, searching for missing or unknown assets, preparing the Inheritance tax submission for HMRC, preparing and submitting the application for the grant of probate to the probate court, obtaining the grant of probate, collecting/closing/transferring the accounts and assets, paying the estate liabilities, obtaining clearance from HMRC, identifying the beneficiaries, preparing the estate accounts and distributing the estate to the beneficiaries.
  • Assisting in valuing the assets for probate and deal with the probate application (and return to HMRC where one is needed) and obtaining the grant when they feel confident in collecting in the assets and paying the beneficiaries once other matters are attended to.
  • We also offer a simple grant only service where we can apply for the grant of probate on your behalf using the probate valuations you supply us with.

In all cases we manage the applications and process on your behalf to ensure an efficient and effective service and ensure that the probate and administration of the estate is concluded as soon as possible.

Probate – If you are appointed as an Executor of a Will do you know what your legal duties are? we can advise you on whether it is necessary to apply for a Grant of Probate in order to administer the estate and assist you gathering together the information required to obtain the Grant of Probate.

Administration of an Estate – We can assist you with administering an estate where you are an Executor whether or not a Grant of Probate is needed. we can guide you through the process and advise you on the strict legal duties that apply to you as an Executor and help you to distribute the assets in the estate to the beneficiaries named in the Will.

Are you a Beneficiary? if so, are you getting the information from the Executors or Administrators on the estate from which you benefit? We can advise you on your rights as a Beneficiary; if you are unsure you are receiving the information you are entitled to or have other questions regarding the distribution of an estate please get in touch to see how we can help.