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When a loved one dies it can be a difficult, emotional and stressful time.

We can help you sort out the legal side of things quickly, easily and at low cost.

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Welcome to our web home page relating to Probate and Estates.

‘Probate’ is the process of dealing with the property, money and possessions of a person who has died. This will typically involve collecting in the estate, clearing debts, preparing accounts and distributing the estate in accordance with the will.

When a loved one passes away, it can be a difficult and emotional time, and putting their affairs in order can sometimes be confusing, stressful and time-consuming. It’s not easy having to deal with the hassle of trying to work through the complexities of administering an estate while worrying over what to do.

We Can Help!

When you are faced with administering a loved one’s estate and obtaining a grant of probate, you don’t have to do it all by yourself. We can help!

Seeking assistance and delegating some aspects of your loved one’s estate to a firm of specialist solicitors like ourselves is perfectly normal. In fact, many people use solicitors to sort out the administration of their loved one’s estate. By assigning us the responsibility of obtaining a grant of probate and administering the estate hopefully you can find some time, space and peace of mind so that you can concentrate on more important things, such as starting the grieving process and coming to terms with your loss.

Free No-Obligation Chat

We offer a free, no-obligation chat. Simply call us on 0800 3 10 11 12 or 01536 276300 and ask for Adrian, James or Amanda; we would be delighted to discuss your situation with you.

Free Probate & Estates Information Guide

Free Legal Guides For DownloadWe offer a free, no-obligation guide called “How to Administer a Loved One’s Estate”. It’s packed with useful information as well as hints and tips on what to do. So if you are unsure of what to do at the moment, and simply want some further information, then download our free information guide.

Caring Friendly Service

At Seatons we are known as “the friendly professionals” and we care about you. We are here to provide a sympathetic, helpful and friendly service to help guide you through the legal complexities at this difficult time.

Low & Sensible Fees For Probate Services

Lawyers can charge all sorts of different fees for the work they do. We at Seatons pride ourselves on providing low and sensible fees and giving good value for money. Compared with other solicitors, banks or probate companies you will find our fees to be very competitive.

Fixed Probate Fees

Where possible we try to charge fixed fees. An indication of our basic fees is set out below.

For example, if all you require is to obtain a Grant of Probate for a simple estate with few assets and for you to deal with everything else, then we usually charge a fixed fee starting from £500 + VAT + disbursements which typically comes to around £700 all in.

Simple Estate Administration

For dealing with the administration of a simple estate including obtaining a Grant of Probate, collecting assets in, paying off liabilities and then preparing estate accounts and distributing the estate to beneficiaries, our fees usually start from £1,000 + VAT + disbursements which typically comes to around £1,500 all in.

Complex Estates

If you are dealing with a more complex estate, then please ring us and we would be delighted to give you a quote. We are very competitive and are confident that we can beat most of our competitors.

Specialist Probate Solicitors

We specialise in Probate and Estate Administration work. We are also a genuine firm of solicitors and are fully insured and regulated unlike many other probate firms you may come across on the internet. We have a “Lexcel Accreditation” which is a legal practice quality mark. We also have accreditations with the Law Society’s “Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme” (WIQS) which is open only to solicitors who can demonstrate high levels of experience and expertise. We are also members of “Solicitors for the Elderly” (SFE).

Distance is Not a Problem

We act for clients across England and Wales: wherever you live we can help. We usually don’t need to meet up face to face and can often deal with most matters over the phone or by email. However, if necessary with more complex estates we will travel to meet up with you. We also offer Skype conference calls.


So what are you waiting for? Try us! We would love to hear from you.

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Adrian Chambers - Seatons Solicitors

Probate & Estate Specialists

I’m Adrian Chambers and specialise in Probate and Estate matters. We aim to provide our clients with an outstanding legal service.

We will help and support you and most importantly we work hard for you.

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