Inheritance Tax is too complicated. It needs to be simplified

Inheritance Tax (IHT) has been described as ‘fiendishly complex’. A new report by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) offers 11 recommendations for simplifying it. When even the chancellor describes a tax as “particularly complex”, it’s a sure sign it … Find out more »


Step-sisters’ inheritance hangs on whose parent died first

Which of two step-sisters receives a £300,000 inheritance rests on a judge’s opinion of whose parent died first, in a cautionary tale for parents yet to draft a Will. In October 2016, John Scarle, 79, and Ann Scarle, 69, both … Find out more »

About us

The Probate Practice provides you with the expertise of Chartered Accountants (being part of the Nyman Libson Paul group) and is suitable for people who want expert advisors to handle the complete administration of an Estate.

Why use us rather than a solicitor or a bank?

Probate is mostly a numerical exercise.  At Probate Practice we have the knowledge and expertise to handle the complex accountancy matters of the deceased’s assets (property, possessions, personal funds, stocks and shares etc) and liabilities (debts) on death, solicitors may not be comfortable with the financial intricacies surrounding Probate leading to added stress and cost.

We are cost effective

Our expert knowledge of taxation means we aim to minimise Estate’s liability as much as possible. We also have extensive experience negotiating valuations with HMRC which can result in lower tax liabilities.

We are practical and fast

We can reduce the probate time from 6 months to 3 months. We are qualified to deal with all aspects of Probate and work as quickly as possible in order for Probate to be granted.

We are accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants to offer probate services under firm number C004104201.

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