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We take care of estate administration

Probate and estate administration support for families across the UK



Proud winners of Probate Provider of the Year (Large Firms) at The 2019, 2020 & 2021 British Wills and Probate Awards

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We're experts in estate administration

We're experts in estate administration

Estate administration is all we do, every day, and our tax and legal teams have the expertise to advise on any situation. We know how to handle intestacy, locate missing beneficiaries, deal with foreign shares and reseal a Grant of Probate. We have an abundance of experience when it comes to dealing with the DWP and HMRC.


We go the extra mile for our families

We go the extra mile for our families

Our sole purpose is to help families move on. We do everything in our power to support and empathise with those who entrust us to take care of their estate administration. We understand that every estate and family is different so we go the extra mile to take care of everything that's involved within the estate administration.

We'll pay your inheritance quickly

We'll aim to pay your inheritance quickly

We’ll do everything we can to deal with the estate efficiently. We'll distribute the assets as soon as possible so you and your family receive your inheritance quickly. Wherever possible, we will make interim payments to all the beneficiaries so you don’t have to wait until the end of the process. 

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What is estate administration?

Probate has become the term commonly associated with handling an individual's estate after they've died but it is just one component of administering an estate. Estate administration is so much more. It’s the process of sorting out a deceased person’s legal and tax affairs. Everything from bank accounts, belongings and property to debts, pensions and Inheritance Tax.


We'll take care of all the tasks you can think of and all of the things you might not have considered

Valuing Assets

Valuing assets and paying debts

Over a lifetime, everyone accumulates assets and debts. As part of the estate administration process, everything has to be dealt with. Your Personal Estate Manager will handle everything on your behalf so that you have complete peace of mind.

Legal & Tax

Legal and tax

From applying for the Grant of Probate (Confirmation in Scotland) to dealing with Inheritance Tax, estate administration involves a significant amount of legal and tax work. Our team of experts manage all of this work on your behalf. Quickly and efficiently.

Protecting Family

We’ll protect your family

Estate administration can be complex. That’s why we take on full responsibility and liability so that you don’t have to worry. We'll take care of everything you can think of and all the things you might not have considered.

Dealing with Property

Dealing with property

The family home can be the most valuable part of an estate, financially and emotionally.  To help deal with this crucial part of the estate administration, we work with specialist property partners to be able to help you achieve the best price, quickly, and to manage the legal requirements of selling or transferring a property. 

All Paperwork

All the paperwork

Your Personal Estate Manager will deal with all of the paperwork and make the necessary calls, so you don't have to. This includes dealing with HMRC, liaising with utility providers, resolving pension enquiries and more. All of these tasks are an additional burden at a difficult time. 

Paying Inher

Paying inheritance quickly

You'll want us to deal with the estate and distribute the assets as soon as possible. That's why we try to make initial payments to beneficiaries quickly, and at regular intervals. You and your family will receive your entitlement as soon as possible.

Understanding the next steps

When someone close to you dies, it can be difficult to work out what to do next. There are a number of tasks that need to be considered. Our 'what to do when someone dies' guide talks about these tasks and the next steps involved.


Personal service

We pride ourselves on providing a personal service for all families who entrust us to handle the estate administration. Through every step of the way, our specialist teams will care for you and the estate in a professional and empathetic way. Click here to meet the team.

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We are licensed and regulated

At Kings Court Trust, the families who entrust us to take care of their estate administration are in safe hands. We are licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to carry out the reserved activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales.


See what our clients say about working with us

Our purpose is to help families move on during the difficult time of losing a loved one. We are proud to receive comments from those who entrust us to take care of the estate administration process.  

Distance is no barrier.
My thanks to the team at Kings Court Trust, you handled a delicate situation professionally and compassionately, and I appreciate your dedication to your service. Even though I was thousands of miles away, you treated me as if I was your neighbour. I would recommend the service to anybody, allow yourself the time to focus on what it is that you need to do, and allow a professional company to relieve you of a lot of stress by dealing with the family estate, you will be thankful that you did.

Richard L, TrustPilot Review

Thank you Kings Court Trust!
We decided to use Kings Court Trust after approaching two high-street solicitors who were more expensive and didn't give a fixed fee, or the comprehensive service that Kings Court Trust provided. They also take on all the responsibility and liability, which gave us peace of mind. Our Personal Estate Manager has been truly amazing. There is so much to take in during such a difficult time but everything was always explained clearly and nothing was ever too much trouble. I can definitely recommend Kings Court Trust to anyone and although our estate was quite complex, they completed everything within a year!

Norman L, TrustPilot Review

Excellent service and support during a difficult time.
I appreciate how well Kings Court Trust has managed my father’s estate for us. The complete process has been very efficient, which has meant much less stress and worry, often associated at times of bereavement and when it comes to matters involving legal and financial matters. I have always felt confident that I've been able to follow up any concerns, worries or queries with ease. I am completely satisfied with the service we have received and I would definitely recommend Kings Court Trust to my family and friends.

Norman L, TrustPilot Review

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