Probate & Estate Administration

We advise both individuals and trustees on a wide range of trusts and estates related issues. Our excellent reputation in this area regularly earns us referrals from City based accountancy firms and other professional advisors.

A number of our team are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the professional body for trust and estate practitioners. This means we are always up to date with the latest developments in relation to this complex area of law and able to proactively advise you on matters both now and for the future.

We work in partnership with other professional advisors to provide a fully-rounded solution to our private and trustee clients. Our work includes advising on issues including:

  • Tax issues for trustees
  • HM Revenues & Customs returns
  • Grant of representation
  • Agricultural property relief
  • Inheritance tax
  • Estate administration (including assets overseas, valuable properties, chattels, business assets and missing beneficiaries)
  • Business property relief
  • Obligations under the Trustee Act 2000

To find out more about our work in relation to trusts and estates, please contact a member of our team as detailed below. We would be delighted to hear from you.


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Richard Crocker

Private Client - Partner

Richard Crocker is the Head of Taylor Walton’s Private Client department and works with a team that provides a high quality service in our area, as well as further afield.  He offers advice on a wide range of issued including Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Inheritance Tax planning using lifetime Trusts.

After graduating in History from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1973, his first career was with British Telecom where he was involved in planning the development of the international telecommunications network, and negotiating international agreements,.  Having decided to become a lawyer, Richard was articled in London with Beale and Company, and following qualification as a solicitor in 1989, joined the well know London firm, Withers LLP, where he worked in the Probate department for 7 years.

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Please accept my sincere and heartfelt thanks for all your good offices in the matter of my parents' estates.  Your immense competence and helpful, friendly advice has been of huge comfort and value to me personally.