Probate solicitors

Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of someone who has died. This is usually carried out by one or more of the people named as Executors in the deceased’s Will, which can be a daunting responsibility for those who are unused to handling such matters.

Tayntons’ probate solicitors and lawyers, based in Gloucester, are highly experienced in all aspects of the probate process, meaning we can guide you smoothly and confidently through everything you need to do as an Executor. We can ensure all of the key legal details are taken care of, giving you complete peace of mind that you have properly carried out your responsibilities as an Executor.

Whether you need a helping hand to make sure you are properly carrying out your duties or would prefer us to handle the entire estate administration process for you, we can provide all the help and support you need.

Find out more about the benefits of using a solicitor for probate.

Speak to one of our probate solicitors now by calling 0800 158 4147 or request a call back and a member of our team will be in touch.

Our probate services

If you have been named as the Executor of a Will, we can support you through the entire probate process, giving as much assistance as you need to allow you to confidently carry out your duties.

Applying for a Grant of Probate

When acting as an Executor, you will first need to gain control of the deceased’s estate. This is done with a Grant of Probate which gives you the right to administer the deceased’s estate, including things such as selling their home and making the bequests set out in their Will.

To apply for a Grant of Probate you will need to work out the value of the estate. If tax is due you must report this to HMRC and arrange for any tax to be paid.. If no inheritance tax is payable, you will still need to complete an inheritance tax form and submit along with the application for the Grant of Probate. Our probate solicitors and lawyers can help with all of these issues, making the process of being granted probate as simple and stress-free as possible.

Estate administration

There are often a lot of important details and paperwork to stay on top of when administering an estate, something that many Executors find intimidating. We can advise and support you or manage the entire estate administration process for you, allowing you to be sure that everything has been taken care of correctly.

Dealing with intestacy

If a loved one has died without leaving a Will, their estate will typically be dealt with according to the standard rules of intestacy. These rules set out who should inherit depending on what living relatives the deceased has.

If you wish to take charge of handling the estate of a loved one who has died without leaving a Will, you will need to apply for Letters of Administration. We can guide through this process and help with all of the practical issues involved in administering the estate.

Why choose Tayntons probate solicitors?

Tayntons’ probate solicitors and lawyers offer practical, empathetic support for all aspects of the probate process to Executors and other interested parties in Gloucester and throughout Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean and further afield.

Working alongside our probate team, we have a very reliable residential property team who can assist with all of the property issues that tend to arise during the probate process, such as selling property and transfer of title.

Tayntons has achieved Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society, recognising the strength of our practice management and client care. We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal and professional standards.

Get in touch with our probate solicitors in Gloucester

Need help with any aspect of probate in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean or anywhere in Gloucestershire? Please contact us today by calling 0800 158 4147, emailing us at or requesting a call back.

To contact us please call 0800 158 4147, 03330 145451, email or use our