The process of establishing the validity of a Will after a death, and the administering of the estate of a person. A Grant of Probate (or Grant of Representation if there is no Will) gives the appointed person the legal right to access the deceased’s bank accounts and deal with their property and finances.

Property searches

The legal searches that are carried out by a conveyancer when a property is being sold/bought. Thes include, local authority searches, checking the title register and title plan, checking the flood risk, water searches, chancel repair searches, and any other location specific searches.

Public Trustee

A Public Trustee is a person (usually a barrister or solicitor) appointed by the Lord Chancellor as – trustee for trusts managed by the The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG); – Accountant General for Court Funds; – Receiver (of last resort) for Court of Protection patients