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Probate

Following a death, we understand what an emotional and stressful time this can be.

Unfortunately when someone dies, although unwelcome, there are inevitably legal formalities and paperwork that needs to be dealt with.

Burningham & Brown will therefore look to ease the administrative burden on you by offering a holistic, sensitive and efficient service. As an established family practice we have considerable experience in these matters (two of our Partners being members of STEP - The Society of Trustee and Estate Practitioners), and the aim of our Partner led service is to guarantee you direct access to high quality, helpful, sympathetic and professional advice at what is inevitably a very difficult time.

We can deal with all administrative tasks involved in obtaining a Grant of Probate (where there is a Will) or Grant of Letters of Administration (where there is no Will), and our experience in Estate administration allows us to offer a comprehensive and complete service starting with securing and valuing the assets, through to making sure any Inheritance Tax is paid, making sure the correct beneficiaries receive their entitlements as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Of course we understand that cost is very much a determining factor when it comes to making any decision nowadays, and therefore we are happy to agree either that our fees be charged on our competitive hourly rate, giving you the security of knowing that the fees charged represent exactly the time spent on the Administration. However if you prefer we can agree a fixed fee at the outset, thereby ensuring that the Executors and beneficiaries are clear exactly what the Estate Administration will cost.

If someone has died and you are appointed as Executor, or no Will can be found, we suggest that you contact us as soon as possible. We will be happy to arrange a free no obligation initial interview in order to discuss the Estate, and you can then make an informed decision as to whether you require our assistance or not, and at the same time, if requested, we can provide you with our specified quote as to what we would estimate our charges would be.

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Refunds for Powers of Attorney from the Office of Public Guardian

19-02-2020 - Admin

On the 1st February 2018, the Ministry of Justice launched the Office of the Public Guardian Fee Refund Scheme to allow partial refunds where the OPG registration fee for Lasting Powers of Attorney was paid between the 1st April 2013 and the 31st March 2017. The scheme was launched because it was found that the registration fee during this period did not properly reflect the costs involved....

Burningham & Brown awarded Corporate Partner

21-11-2019 - Admin

The Forever Friends Appeal, together with members of the RUH Executive team were delighted to officially present Burningham & Brown with their 'Corporate Partner' fundraising Plaque. The Plaque is to recognise our continued support over the past 5 years and raising £10,000 towards different departments within the RUH....

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