Administering an Estate (Probate)

An Introduction to Probate

When a person dies someone has to deal with the winding up of their estate, i.e. their money, property, other assets etc. The person who will deal with the estate will either be appointed in the will, in which case he or she is known as an Executor, or if there is no will then an Administrator is appointed.

It is the role of the Executor/Administrator to collect in all the money, pay all the debts including any inheritance tax due and distribute the estate to those people entitled to it. In order for the Executor/Administrator to do this they will first need to obtain what is known as a Grant of Representation from the Probate Registry of the High Court. This is a legal document authorising them to deal with the estate.

Obtaining this Grant of Representation can be a complicated and daunting task especially at a time when you have lost a loved one. However, with our help, the process can be relatively straight forward and quick!

Why Use Gabb and Co

We offer a number of services within our probate department providing flexibility to our clients so that they can decide on the service that suits them best. It is also important to have a solicitor to advise you if there is a house or other property as you will need a solicitor to deal with the Land Registry for you.

The main probate services we offer are as follows:

We will advise and deal with the whole administration of the estate, which will involve us writing to all asset holders, preparing a schedule of assets and liabilities, submitting all the relevant tax forms and probate papers to obtain the Grant of Representation and also distribute the estate.

If you have already gathered all of the details as to the deceased’s assets and you simply need us to obtain the Grant on your behalf then this is the service for you.

By having us involved in the process you will benefit from our sepcialist advice as to inheritance tax planning and nursing care planning.As our Private Client team are experienced probate lawyers we will ensure that the process is expedient, cost effective and stress-free.

If you would like to discuss your requirements please contact a member of our team who will be happy to advise you as to how we can help.

Contact details


post 32 Monk Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 5NW or Old Bank House Beaufort Street Crickhowell NP8 1AD
fax 01873 857589

If you have any general questions at this stage, you can always telephone us and ask to speak to a member of our Private Client Team on 01873 852432 (Dawn Sullivan) or 01873 810629 (Ruth Main).




















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Dawn Sullivan

Assistant Solicitors

Rhian Vaughan
Assistant Solicitor

Legal Executives

Ruth Main
Legal Executive

Thank you for managing my late mother's estate so ably. Both my brother and I were appreciative of the expertise and high standard of service available. We found the team at Gabb & Co to be very approachable and most courteous as well as commendably efficient.

Dr M Edwards,