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Probate and estate administration lawyers

At a time of loss, it is important to avoid a protracted administrative process. Our leading probate and estate lawyers offer a seamless international service, helping families, executors and trustees to handle even the most complex estates and head off potential issues.

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We have acted for many generations of executors, trustees and beneficiaries to distribute assets in an efficient and sensitive way.

At this difficult time for families, we see it as our role to make the process as smooth as possible.

Our size and global reach mean that our probate solicitors are able to project manage very complex estates. Where property and family members are spread across different jurisdictions, where there are disputes, tax issues or other complications, the probate team routinely consults with colleagues across the law firm based in other departments  and countries to offer sophisticated and practical advice.

Services include drafting applications for grants of representation so that if necessary, you can manage assets before probate is completed, and coordinate different tax regimes to avoid 'double tax' on your inheritance. Our probate and estate lawyers can also act as executors and trustees, either individually or through WITCO, our UK trust corporation.

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Christopher Groves

Christopher Groves

Partner | London

Christopher Groves

Partner | London

Private client and tax

Dora Clarke

Dora Clarke

Partner | London

Dora Clarke

Partner | London

Private client and tax

Elizabeth A. Bawden

Elizabeth A. Bawden

Partner | Los Angeles

Elizabeth A. Bawden

Partner | Los Angeles

Private client and tax

Joy C. Chang

Joy C. Chang

Partner | San Francisco

Joy C. Chang

Partner | San Francisco

Private client and tax

Louis R. Piscatelli

Louis R. Piscatelli

Partner | New Haven

Louis R. Piscatelli

Partner | New Haven

Private client and tax

Patricia Milner

Patricia Milner

Partner | London

Patricia Milner

Partner | London

Private client and tax

Rebecca L. O'Toole

Rebecca L. O'Toole

Partner | San Diego

Rebecca L. O'Toole

Partner | San Diego

Private client and tax

Steven J. Chidester

Steven J. Chidester

Partner | San Diego

Steven J. Chidester

Partner | San Diego

Private client and tax

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