Probate and Estate Administration

What is estate administration? You’ve probably heard of probate. That’s one part of estate administration. Estate administration is the process of sorting out a deceased person’s legal and tax affairs. Everything from bank accounts, belongings and property to debts, pensions and Inheritance Tax. It can be extremely complex and is required after every death.

We are proud to be working in partnership with Kings Court Trust who are one of the UK’s leading estate administration specialists, having distributed over £1 billion in inheritance. There is a family just like yours behind every single estate. So Kings Court Trust handle every estate with the utmost care.

When it comes to estate administration, Kings Court Trust can handle everything you can think of (and all the things you might not have considered). From self assessment tax returns and shares to pet re-homing, they have got everything in place to take care of your specific needs. They have helped thousands of families receive their inheritance from estates big and small. So don’t worry, you are in safe hands. Below is just a few of the responsibilities undertaken by Kings Court Trust:

  • Completing all Inheritance Tax forms
  • Applying for probate or confirmation
  • Income Tax work for the year of death
  • Specialist buildings insurance
  • Setting up Trusts in a Will
  • Postal redirection
  • Registering unregistered properties
  • Arranging for a pet to be re-homed
  • Cancelling or transferring utilities
  • Distributing funds to beneficiaries
  • 24/7 online case tracking
  • Producing estate accounts

By using Chris Lamb Will Writing & Kings Court Trust, we can offer a home visit enabling you to speak with someone face-to-face, whilst at the same time maintaining a fixed price.


Contact Chris Lamb Will Writing Ltd for a no obligation assessment and quote as an alternative to the high street solicitor fees. We will be happy to discuss all options with you and allow you to make an informed decision.

Tell you what the charges are up-front.
Their guaranteed fixed pricing offers complete peace of mind. So if you ever want to ask a question, call them. They will never be watching the clock. In fact, they will give you all the time you need.
Distribute assets as soon as possible.
Administering estates is what Kings Court Trust specialise in all day, every day. They have got the systems and team in place to keep your case moving forward and are committed to distributing assets as quickly as possible.
Legal and tax.
From applying for probate to dealing with Inheritance Tax, estate administration involves a significant amount of specialist legal and tax work. Kings Court Trust have a team of experts who can manage all of this work on your behalf.
Protect your family.
Estate administration can be complex. Kings Court Trust take on full responsibility and liability so that you don’t have to worry. That means if there’s a claim on the estate, you’re covered. Plus their unique insurance protects you against claims for ten years.
Dealing with property.
The family home can be the most valuable part of an estate, financially and emotionally. Kings Court Trust will value the property and organise specialist insurance cover as standard. They can also manage all aspects of the sale on your behalf should you wish.
Paying inheritance. Quickly.
Kings Court Trust try to make initial payments to beneficiaries quickly and regularly. You and your family will receive whatever you are entitled to as soon as possible.
All the paperwork.
Dealing with HMRC, liaising with utility providers, resolving pension enquiries. All of these tasks are an additional burden at a difficult time. Kings Court Trust will deal with all of the paperwork and make the necessary calls, so you don’t have to.
Valuing assets.
Paying debts. Over a lifetime, everyone accumulates assets and debts. As part of the estate administration process, everything has to be dealt with. Kings Court Trust will handle everything on your behalf so that you have complete peace of mind.
Top independent reviews from customers.
Kings Court Trust know how much estate administration matters. That’s one of the reasons why 9/10 of our customers recommend them.


By making a Will you decide exactly how your estate is distributed and plan for the needs of your individual circumstances. No matter how complicated or simple your Will may be, we will work closely with you, listening carefully to your needs and wishes, providing clear advice based on all of the information you give.

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Estate Planning

Planning your estate can involve many different aspects from basic Wills to Will Trusts and Lifetime Trusts. Modern families can have complicated dynamics and there is often a potential for conflict in the future if relationships break down or after the death of a client. Estate planning can also help to minimise tax liabilities or other expenses after your death.

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Other Services

We can also assist you with the following; setting up a lasting power of attorney, severing a joint tenancy on property, Will storage and related document storage, pre-paid funeral planning and probate. If you have any questions about our services or if you would like arrange a free consultation then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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About Chris Lamb Will Writing Ltd

An independent Will Writing Company based in Chester-Le-Street providing everything from Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Trusts and Pre-Paid Funeral Plans. We cover County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Teesside.

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Registered Address: 29 Lesbury Close, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH2 3SS

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