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Winding up an Estate in Scotland

Our Scottish probate & executry solicitors, based in Glasgow, can help bring your loved one’s affairs to a swift & orderly conclusion.

Estate Administration Lawyers Scotland

Dealing with the death of a loved one isn't easy. Once the funeral is over it can be difficult to know what steps to take to wind up their estate. If you have been appointed as an executor in your loved one's Will, then you, and the other executors are responsible for obtaining confirmation, gathering the deceased's assets and winding up the estate.

Winding up an Estate Solicitors in Scotland

You don’t, however, have to deal with this alone. We are here to help: our Estate Administration team provide the necessary legal services and expert legal advice to help you wind up the deceased’s estate as quickly as possible. From obtaining confirmation and dealing with the courts to distributing the estate, our executry and probate solicitors are with you every step of the way.

Suggested reading: ‘A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Confirmation in Scotland’. 

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Our Fees

We pride ourselves on a value-for-money service. Find out how much we charge for winding up your loved one’s estate here

Guide to Winding up an Estate

We understand that this can be a confusing time. Read our guide to help you make sense of the estate administration process.

Frequently asked questions

We understand that this can be a confusing time. We’ve prepared our FAQ section to help you make sense of the estate administration process.

Our full Estate Administration service

Put your loved one's estate in safe hands with Wilson & Fish

If you choose Wilson & Fish to handle your loved one’s estate, we will ensure that your loved one’s assets are distributed as they wished. If they left no Will, we will ensure they are distributed according to the law. From simple estates to larger, more complex executry matters, we will take care of everything from obtaining confirmation to paying any inheritance tax liability, to paying the deceased’s outstanding debts.

Our service includes:

  • Identifying everything that is contained within the Estate;
  • Valuing the Estate;
  • Identifying and valuing any debts;
  • Preparing an inventory of the assets;
  • Applying for confirmation;
  • Obtaining a Bond of Caution;
  • Handling Inheritance Tax matters
  • Obtaining approval from other executors;
  • Gathering the assets;
  • Paying any debts;
  • Preparing an Executry account;
  • Distributing the estate to beneficiaries.

There’s no need for this time to be any more stressful or confusing than it already is. We handle hundreds of estates a year for people just like you.

Our executry service is comprehensive, and our specialist executry lawyers will handle every step of the estate administration process. We can assist with estates of all sizes, from the most complex intestate estate to the most straightforward.

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Have questions?

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