If you live overseas and have a loved one who has passed away, leaving behind an asset in Scotland, we can help you. We understand that having to deal with an estate with an asset in Scotland may seem intimidating, navigating the legal processes or finding an international executry solicitor may be a challenge. However, Wilson & Fish is a firm based in Scotland, specialising in executry matters. We utilise all modern technology so that working with our team is as straightforward as possible for you.
All of the work can be carried out on your behalf without you having the expense of having to travel to Scotland, everything can be done via telephone, email and post. We can act for you no matter where in Scotland the asset is based, there is no need to have a solicitor that is local to the asset.
To discuss your circumstances with a member of our team today, you can call us on 0141 222 7951 or request a callback by completing our online enquiry form, and we can arrange a suitable time to contact you.
International Executry Lawyers in Scotland
International executry can be complicated but having a team of experienced and trusted solicitors by your side can make the process of settling the estate of a loved one much more straightforward. We have experience in working with solicitors all over the world, and we can communicate and work alongside your local solicitor where necessary, to ensure all matters are settled professionally and comprehensively. We have worked with clients in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and several European countries. Our client's value how communicative our team are, explaining each step clearly and concisely and keeping them informed at every stage.
My brothers and I were beneficiaries of an estate in Scotland. Since we live in America, we hoped we could find a firm we could trust to carry out the estate settlement in Scotland on our behalf. We feel lucky to have found Wilson & Fish who did a thorough and professional job, with a minimum of fuss and for a fair and reasonable fee. - Bart Brownell
Our International Executry Services
We provide our executry services to international clients with assets all over Scotland. Our understanding of executry matters and our commitment to customer services sets us apart from our competitors. No matter where you are based if you need advice and assistance settling an estate in Scotland, we can help. We assist clients with:
As well as acting for executors overseas where the estate has an asset in Scotland, we also regularly work with clients overseas where their loved one was domiciled in Scotland and the whole estate is loved one who has passed away has an international element to the estate. If this more accurately describes your circumstances, please visit our International, Overseas Foreign Estates & Executry page.
We know that the Scottish legal system for winding up an estate may seem confusing, so we try to explain everything to you clearly and concisely. You may wish to read more about what is required to wind up an estate in Scotland, and we have created several resources and FAQs which may be useful for you.
- What do you need to do when someone dies in Scotland?
- How long does it take to wind up an estate?
- If there is no Will, who inherits?
- What are "Prior Rights" to an estate?
- What are "Legal Rights" to an estate?
- When is Inheritance Tax payable on an estate?
- Do I need to hire a local law firm near the court where my loved one passed away?
If you have any questions about international executry or the process in Scotland, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We also act for clients in Scotland, where a loved one who has passed away has an international element to the estate. If this more accurately describes your circumstances, please visit our International, Overseas Foreign Estates & Executry page.
Why choose Wilson & Fish to handle your estate in Scotland?
Excellent knowledge and reputation for executry matters in Scotland
Dealing with the administration of an estate may often seem very straightforward. However, there are many elements to settle an estate and where complications or challenges arise you need a solicitor you can trust. Wilson & Fish have many years of experience in specialising in this area of the law and we have assisted clients from all over the world.
Experience in handling international estates
While many law firms in Scotland can handle international estates, some may not have experience of doing so. We regularly assist clients overseas with executry matters and have the knowledge and understanding of what it takes to provide an excellent client experience in these situations. We know that the time difference has to be taken into consideration when communicating with clients overseas.
Modern, innovative, technology focussed
Our commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience means utilising the latest technology to make working with us straightforward - no matter where in the world you are. There is no need to use a local solicitor for your estate; we can act for estates all over Scotland. We use all modern methods of communication and can hold meetings via online conference call.
Practical and straightforward to deal with
Our clients routinely praise us for being straightforward to deal with. We communicate clearly and ensure that you understand in plain terms anything you need to do, and what will happen next. Our lawyers take on much of the practical work involved in settling an estate for you because we know you may have many other difficulties to deal with at this time.
"This is a professional practice providing plain-speaking, cost-effective advice. They handled both the estate wind-up and sale of the family home. This exercise was especially difficult due to family not being in the country. Despite this, the firm handled everything smoothly and held regular phone call updates. I would recommend this firm, in particular Donna, for anyone seeking legal advice on probate matters."
- Kate Jolly, Scotland, May 2019
Contact our International Executry Lawyers in Scotland
If you are the executor or beneficiary of an estate in Scotland or an estate overseas with an asset in Scotland, we can help you no matter where you are based. We utilise modern technology to ensure the process is straightforward and stress-free. We understand that this may be a difficult time for you, so we take care of as much of the practical work as possible to relieve you of some of the stress you are experiencing.
To discuss your circumstances and needs with a member of our team, you can call us on 0141 222 7951 or request a callback by completing our online enquiry form, and we can arrange to contact you at your convenience. We look forward to assisting you.