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Probate

A professional and sympathetic service to guide you through probate

Provided by Lyons Davison solicitors

Why choose LV= Legal Services

  • You'll get clear and easy to understand legal advice from a dedicated specialist
  • Get help with inheritance tax(IHT) , probate applications and estate disputes
  • Transparent pricing with a free, no obligation quote

Or call LV= Legal Services on:

0800 032 8644

8am – 9pm Monday to Friday
9am – 4pm Saturday
10am – 4pm Sunday
8am – 6pm Bank holidays
Calls may be recorded


What is probate?

When someone dies, their property and belongings (their 'estate'), need to be dealt with by the Executors of the will or by the Administrators if there isn't a will. Every case is different with common difficulties including dealing with tax due on the estate, beneficiaries who are unhappy with the estate administration and disagreements between Executors and Administrators. Whatever your situation, LV= Legal Services will provide a service which is tailored to you.

The probate services include:

Obtaining Grant of Representation
This confirms the Executors authority or gives the Administrators authority to deal with the deceased's estate.
Post Grant estate administration
The process of distributing the deceased's estate after any debts, expenses and taxes have been paid.
Full estate administration
This includes gathering information to fully value the deceased's estate, obtaining the Grant of Representation and distributing the estate.

Read more about probate

How do I deal with estate disputes?

Losing a loved one is a distressing and emotional time. This can lead to disagreements between beneficiaries, Executors to the will or with the Administrators of an estate. If you're involved in a dispute over a deceased's will or an estate where no will or an invalid will has been left, LV= Legal Services can help you.

More information about estate disputes

Information about Inheritance Tax (IHT)

Inheritance tax may need to be paid if the estate is worth more than £325,000. There are lots of different rules which apply to Inheritance Tax calculations and how much is payable will depend on who is inheriting the estate as well as what they will be inheriting.

The Inheritance Tax advice services include:

  • Dealing with the Inheritance Tax payable by the deceased's estate
  • Helping beneficiaries of an estate who wish to give away some of their inheritance
  • Creating and administering a trust fund (for example, if a beneficiary is under 18 or has a disability)
  • Planning for the future when it comes to Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax.

More information about Inheritance Tax


LV= and Lyons Davidson Solicitors have teamed up to provide you with a legal service that you can trust and access to a helpful team seven days a week.

You can rest assured that you’ll receive a straightforward legal advice that’ll guide you through dealing with a loved one’s estate.

Call us on 0800 032 8644 or get a probate quote online.


This information is provided to you by Lyons Davidson Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to provide legal services. Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited permits Lyons Davidson to use the LV= brand to provide those services.

Services provided by LV= Legal Services are currently only available in England and Wales.