When a person passes away, their estate is administered as per the terms of their Will or as per the law of intestacy (where there is no Will). The assets are ingathered and distributed once a document called Confirmation has been granted by the Court. If relevant, any tax due by the estate should also be paid to HMRC during the administration period.
Our legal team also specialises in estate administration matters. We act with compassion and care and work efficiently, keeping in touch with executors each step of the way, to advise them of the processes and procedures involved. We will source all the financial documentation belonging to the person who died, correspond with banks or organisations that hold their money, deal with any money owed or due to the estate, calculate inheritance tax, communicate with HMRC and distribute the estate to beneficiaries in accordance with the Will or rules of intestacy.
We provide a caring, personal approach during a period of time that can be challenging for family and close friends. Our aim is to ensure that families and individuals are comfortable with the outcome of estate affairs and are confident that everything is in hand with our trustworthy team.
Laura is a solicitor qualified in Scotland and currently works on a consultancy basis for DH&Co. Prior to working, Laura earned a joint degree in Law and French from Strathclyde University.
She specialises in succession and estate planning matters, including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Trusts. She also deals with executry administration and prepares guardianship applications when a person has lost capacity without a Power of Attorney. She has been a Private Client solicitor for 15 years. With extensive experience in estate administration, she takes a caring and personal approach.
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