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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.

Proposed Increases to Probate Fees in England and Wales

The UK Government has launched a consultation over proposals to reform the fee system for applying for a grant of probate in England and Wales.

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Being asked to be an Executor: Understanding the risks

Have you ever been asked to consider acting as someone's Executor? Did you ever wonder what the role involves and what legal responsibilities you will have? It was recently reported (available here) that a significant number of people could have agreed to become the Executor of an estate without fully understanding the nature of the role. Executors Insurance conducted an investigation that found that a noticeable percentage of people found the role of Executor to be a challenging one, and the task of understanding and honouring the responsibilities that they owed to be difficult.

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Inheritance Tax Planning in Scotland

It was recently reported (here) that the people of Switzerland have rejected the introduction of a federal inheritance tax. Depending on where people live in Switzerland, they may or may not be liable to pay Inheritance tax on property they receive from their families. However, 71% of voters decided to vote against the introduction of a comprehensive Inheritance tax, which would have imposed a 20% tax on inherited property. Many believed that the introduction of the tax would put an unnecessary financial burden on individuals. 

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Scottish Executry: Businesses Appointing Executors and Executry Fees - Sheriff John Neil McCormick Judgment

The role of acting as an Executor to a deceased person's estate is a very important one. It involves winding up a estate according to specific legal duties, which are particular to the Executor themselves. This was recently confirmed in the judgment of Sheriff John Neil McCormick, where the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and law firm Brodies received a warning from a Glasgow Sheriff for how they were conducting executry in Scotland.

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Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings and our very best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year from all at Wilson and Fish.

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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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