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 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 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. Our property sale service helps you achieve the best price, quickly. Your Personal Estate Manager handles everything from liaising with estate agents to dealing with buyers.

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 authorised and regulated

At Kings Court Trust, the families who entrust us to take care of their estate administration are in safe hands and client monies are always protected. We are authorised and regulated by The Council for Licensed Conveyancers.


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.  

An excellent professional service which took the stress away from me and my brother by having a brilliant Personal Estate Manager to deal with our mum's estate. We were updated regularly on the progress of each stage that had to be completed, and all our emails were responded to quickly. They give you a fixed fee quote to carry out the work so you know exactly how much it will cost, and their fees are very reasonable. They completed all the work a lot quicker than we thought by finalising the estate accounts and distributing the funds in less than a year (9 months to be exact).

M Snell, TrustPilot Review 2019

I have asked Kings Court Trust to progress with my very complicated estate after some misinformation from the previous solicitor firm. From the beginning, the Kings Court Trust team were very professional and explained the whole process in detail. They took the time to make sure I understood it all. The price was quoted from the beginning so I knew exactly how much I am paying - all right from the beginning. No nasty surprises with unexpected bills!

Marek, TrustPilot Review 2019

We used Kings Court Trust to complete the estate administration. They provided an excellent service at a very difficult time for us, and at a reasonable price. Our Personal Estate Manager kept us regularly updated and was very helpful - nothing was too much trouble. The whole thing was handled with care and understanding throughout. I would recommend them to anyone thinking of using a professional service.

TrustPilot Review 2019

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