Probate Services

We never want to talk about it, but when the inevitable happens rest assured Hamilton Blake are there for you when you need us most.

Hamilton Blake is one of the few firms in East Anglia to be fully authorised to provide probate services by our regulator ICAEW.

We give full support to our clients by managing the application for Grant of Representation and all parts of the Inheritance tax process without the need of bringing in expensive third parties.

As a specialist tax and accounting practice, we are best placed to assist our clients with the entire probate procedure as well as ensuring that the estate is administered in the most tax efficient manner.

We are able to act on behalf of appointed personal representatives as well as in capacity of a professional executor.

Why choose Hamilton Blake for Probate help?

As Chartered Tax Advisers, we are experts in all aspects of capital taxes which includes inheritance tax. We are therefore able to make sure that personal representatives fully comply with their legal obligations, together with making sure that all available tax reliefs are utilised and claimed.

Our probate department consists of experienced practitioners who genuinely care about their clients, and manage each case with professionalism and compassion.

The main probate services that we provide are:

Assisting executors with their obligations, to include inheritance tax calculation, liaising with HMRC and extracting the grant of probate.

We would aim to complete the above tasks within a 6 week period of being instructed (depending on the complexity of the work).

The fees are fixed and agreed in advance of all engagements and are calculated on the basis of the likely time taken for the completion of the tasks. The average fees range from £2,500 plus VAT – £5,000 plus VAT for work completed to date.

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