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Scotland’s Leading Executry,  Probate & Estate  Administration Solicitors

We are a niche firm specialising in Executry, Probate & Estate Administration.

Scottish Executry & Probate Solicitors for Lawyers & Clients Around the World

We are regularly instructed by overseas solicitors whose clients have assets in Scotland, while domiciled overseas.

Choosing your Executor: who is top of the list?

Being an executor of someone's estate is no easy task and can often lead to difficulties among surviving family members. It was recently reported (available here) that the wife of famous Indian actor, Bobby Deoul, Tania, is seeking the removal of the executor of her late father’s will, Ravi Kiran Aggarwal, from his position. This dispute is still ongoing but has centred around allegations from both parties regarding how the estate is to be utilised. This kind of argument is all too common in estate matters, and is a reminder as to how important it is to appoint an executor that is capable of doing their job well and appreciates the important position that they hold.

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The Role of an Executor in Scotland

When a loved one dies, their affairs will need to be organised and their assets distributed to their surviving relatives, according to either the terms of a Will or the intestacy rules. Although it is often referred to as probate (the term used south of the border), this process is called executry in Scotland.

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Speculation Grows over Prince’s Estate

Following the death of music superstar Prince, speculation has been growing in the media over the size of the estate Prince left behind, and whether or not he had written a will.

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Executors can Face Unexpected Challenges

When someone dies, the person appointed to administer their estate is known as an executor. An executor is often a family member or an executry solicitor, and is usually either appointed in the deceased’s will or by the court.

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HMRC Penalty for Beneficiary Who Failed to Disclose Gift

When grieving the loss of a loved one things can easily slip our minds, but beneficiaries need to be careful not to overlook important issues that arise when a deceased’s estate is being wound up. This was thrown into light earlier this year, when HMRC penalised a beneficiary for failing to disclose that he had been given a cash gift by his father before his father’s death, which the executors needed to know in order to assess and pay the inheritance tax due on his father’s estate. The beneficiary unsuccessfully challenged the penalty in the courts, the case serving as a useful reminder of the consequences of failing to disclose information and submitting an inaccurate inheritance tax return as a result.

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Executry (Probate)

The death of a loved one is a difficult and stressful time. Our Scottish executry solicitors, based in Glasgow, can help bring your loved one’s affairs to a swift conclusion.

Confirmation

The death of a loved one can be a traumatic and emotional event, we understand this and can offer clear, impartial advice on all aspects of obtaining confirmation.

International Executry

Wilson and Fish act for lawyers and clients all over the world. We can help you wind up a loved one’s estate in Scotland wherever in the world you are located.

Expertise

We are a niche firm specialising in Executry, Probate & Estate Administration.

"A thorough understanding of everything they dealt with."; "I cannot recommend this firm highly enough. They are excellent at what they do."  

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Value

Our basis for charging fees is always made clear at the start. We do not charge on the value of the Estate. We can offer fixed fees in many cases.

"At the outset they clearly set out their fee structure which was very fair and proportionate".

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Reputation

Take a look at what our Clients say about Wilson & Fish and our service.

"Knowledge of law excellent”; “excellent service”; “always happy to help”; “A thoroughly professional service from them from start to finish.” 

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Reviews

"Thank you for following up with Scottish Power to resolve the issue of amount owed to the estate of the late Marjory Friel. I'd also like to thank you, Mark and the whole office for your expertise and diligence in settling the estate. I plan to visit Glasgow on my visit to the UK."

L. Thompson, Sanbruno, California

About Us

Wilson & Fish

Wilson and Fish Solicitors are a firm of Scottish solicitors specialising in executry / probate. We are based in Glasgow but act for clients throughout Scotland and abroad.

We also advise foreign solicitors in connection with their clients’ estates based in Scotland.

The most professional, proficient and helpful company I have been lucky enough to find and use their services

G.Will, Glasgow.

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