Death of a loved one

Expert legal advice to guide and support you

“From the first phone call to Hedges, I knew I was in safe hands. All the staff I had contact with showed great compassion and understanding. They made a difficult situation easy and comfortable.”

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When a loved one dies

Losing a loved one can be an incredibly difficult experience. Yet the time will come to sort their affairs, including dealing with their death, their Will or probate. Whether you are the appointed executor of the Will, a friend, or a family member, receiving or giving advice, one of our experienced, expert solicitors will help you retain clarity and control throughout the process.

Your dedicated solicitor will act as your right hand, helping to ensure that assets are distributed correctly, sorting Inheritance Tax liabilities, and any debts of the estate. Our expert Probate solicitors can obtain probate, or advise you on doing it yourself. They can also support you with any administration to do with the death of your loved one or their Will.

Your expert legal guides

Our team deals with urgent matters such as securing property after a death and protecting assets that need to be kept safe. We can deal with third parties on your behalf such as banks, pension companies, tax authorities, the local council, and so on. If, as part of the probate, you need assistance with the sale or transfer of property, land, or other assets, our team can look after that too, including handling matters related to their death and their Will.

You can also use us to help with more involved matters, such as completing the Inheritance Tax return, dealing with tax in the administration period, and the preparation of Estate Accounts.

Clarity & control with Hedges

Our expert team is here to give you practical and immediate help with any urgent matters that need attention, and to then make the administration and division of the estate as easy, stress-free, and straightforward as it possibly can be for you at such a difficult time, including guidance on how to deal with their death and their will.

Our Specialists

Our team to advise on the death of a loved one

Deborah Darlow, Probate Practitioner at Hedges Law

Deborah Darlow

Probate Practitioner

Tamsin Lester-John


Robert Lynn, Wills, Probate & Inheritance Solicitor at Hedges Law

Robert Lynn

Senior Associate

Leanne Miles, Wills, Probate & Inheritance Legal Assistant at Hedges Law

Leanne Miles

Legal Assistant

Louise O'Donnell, Wills, Probate & Inheritance Solicitor at Hedges Law

Louise O’Donnell


Yasmine Plummer

Trainee Solicitor


We understand the importance of having clear information and transparency about the cost of your legal advice.

Details of our pricing will always be provided from the outset, and once our team has an understanding of your legal needs, you will receive a detailed summary of the expected cost, as well as any payment options available. You can find more information about our probate pricing here, but costs will vary depending on the circumstances, including those related to death wills, so please get in touch to discuss your specific situation.

Get in touch

For any questions regarding the death of a loved one, please contact our specialist bereavement team. For an initial, no obligation discussion, call us on
01865 594265 or email us at