Executry & Probate

When a person dies, either having made a Will or not, that person's estate must be wound up. That is where all their assets are gathered in, any debts paid off and then what's left is paid out to those who are entitled to inherit. This is the Probate procedure, or Executry procedure as it is known as in Scotland. Most people, if they have had any experience of having to deal with the administration of an estate, feel that the process takes too long, can be expensive and confusing.

At McClure we try to take the stress away at what is inevitably a difficult time. We aim to have 80% of our estates administered within six months and all our fees are usually independently confirmed by the Court so you can be confident in our costs

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Winding up the estate of a relative is usually a complex matter. It is time consuming and carries heavy responsibilities. These responsibilities can last for as long as 20 years after the death. It is no surprise that most people use a solicitor to carry this out.

So why use McClure?

  • We are Solicitors. Not every business which offers this service is a legal firm regulated by The Law Society.

  • We have experience. After all we have been winding up clients’ estates since 1853.

  • We have dedicated team. Often the winding up of an estate is carried out by solicitors and paralegals who also do other work. It is easy for estate administration to be seen as important but not urgent. McClure have a dedicated team who concentrate on your business whether it is Probate (for England) or Executry (for Scotland).

  • We communicate. One problem is that while we are busy carrying out your work, you do not know what is happening. We aim to communicate with you at every step of the process.

  • Speed. We often hear people complaining that the administration of the estate took far too long. At McClure our question is not “How long do I have to do this?” but rather “How quickly can I get this done?” Our aim is to have 80% of our estate administrations completed within 6 months.

  • Cost. We often hear people complain that the estate administration costs too much. McClure have invested in a case management system and that coupled with the high volume of work which we process helps to keep costs down. Additionally our costs are usually independently assessed by a third party.