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Probate and Administration Services

When a person dies, their estate—which includes all of their assets and possessions —needs to be managed. This process involves distributing them as inheritance after paying off any liabilities and taxes. If the deceased person left a valid will, this process is usually handled by a person known as the executor. In some cases, the executor may need to acquire a specific document, called a “Grant of Probate”, in order to sell certain assets like property or shares and distribute the estate.

However, if the deceased did not leave a will, the estate management process is slightly different. In this situation, the person responsible for managing the estate is referred to as an “administrator”. The administrator must obtain a “Grant of Representation” to have the legal authority to manage the estate.


Probate and Administration 

Regardless of the size or complexity of the estate, at Onions & Davies, our team of experienced probate solicitors provides a comprehensive probate service. We handle all aspects, from acquiring the grant, to managing the legal, tax and overall estate administration matters on your behalf.

If you require assistance with probate and administration services, our specialist Private Client solicitors are ready to share their knowledge and experience with you. For more information about our services, please contact us at

Trustworthy Legal Advice and Expertise

As a well-established law firm in Market Drayton, Onions & Davies provides professional, specialist legal advice to the Shropshire community and beyond. For many decades, we have advised families and individuals on managing the estates of deceased relatives and friends. Our team of specialist solicitors is here to advise and assist you.

We will handle the whole administration process for you, and our services include some of the stages as set out below:

·         Undertaking regulatory checks. 

·         Identifying the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries. 

·         Accurately identifying the type of Probate application you will require. 

·         Obtaining the relevant documents required to make the application. 

·         Completing the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms. 

·         Making the application to the Probate Court on your behalf. 

·         Obtaining the Probate. 

·         Collecting all assets in the estate.

·         Paying the liabilities of the estate. 

·         Distributing the estate to the beneficiaries.

Our probate department prides itself on a personal, friendly approach with the objective of efficiently settling matters for everyone involved.

Chris Milne, Solicitor, Director, and Head of the Private Client team is an accredited member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and the Law Society’s Private Client section. He is also a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national organisation comprised of lawyers with expertise in this area of law and holds the Older Client Care in Practice accreditation.

Our Charges

We believe that it is important for you to be clear about how much you are going to be charged before we start work for you, and we are committed to providing you with competitive fees. For information on our costing structure, please refer to our costs section.

Get in Touch with our Probate and Estates Team

Onions & Davies is an established, high street law firm in Market Drayton, providing specialist, professional legal advice to people in Shropshire and beyond. We prioritise clear communication, ensuring that explanations are straightforward and always in the best interests of the individual.

Our aim is to provide a personal, individual service in a clear and friendly way, without compromising the quality of advice. We do this by combining highly qualified and experienced solicitors with carefully selected support staff.

Contact us to speak to one of our experienced probate solicitors for friendly, clear and, above all, practical advice. Please call our team on 01630 652405 or visit: meet the team.

Contact Us

91 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3AF | Email us | Call us 01630 652 405

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© 2018 Onions & Davies. Onions & Davies Solicitors is the trading name of Onions & Davies Ltd, Company Reg. No. 8322297, Registered Office address: 91 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3AF. Onions & Davies is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA ID Number: 607617)